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UAE’s Yahsat Launches YahClick Satellite Broadband In Cameroon

UAE’s Yahsat will offer reliable high-speed satellite broadband Internet in Cameroon through its YahClick service, with the aim of increasing the African country’s Internet penetration rate and bridging the Digital Divide. Yahsat will provide serviceS via its flagship broadband offering,  YahClick, according to a report in IT Web Africa. Yahsat …

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UAE’s Yahsat To Provide YahClick Satellite Broadband In Democratic Republic Of Congo

UAE satellite communications provider Yahsat has officially launched its YahClick Internet satellite broadband service in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the company announced. The YahClick service will help bridge the Digital Divide in the impoverished African country of 84 million inhabitants where Internet penetration rate stands at only 6.1% …

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Angola Using SATCOM Capacity Paid For By Russia As Compensation For AngoSat-1 Failure

Angola’s National Space Programme Management Office (GGPEN) has revealed that it is using capacity on third-party communications satellites paid for by Russia as part of a compensation package for the failure in orbit of AngoSat-1 four months after its launch in late 2017, according to a report in the French-language …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: HAPs – A Future Complement to Satellite

The satellite industry has long been renowned for its unique ability to deliver connectivity to remote regions of the world, making communications accessible where they previously weren’t available. However, there is a technology that is being trialled by some of the world’s biggest tech companies that promises to enable telecommunications …

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São Tomé And Príncipe Signs Space Agreement With India

The government of São Tomé and Príncipe signed an agreement with India to create a space centre on the island that is situated off of Africa’s Equatorial West coast at a ceremony held on 8 September 2018 during a visit to New Delhi by the São Tomé and Príncipe Minister for …

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South Africa Selects MacDonald, Dettwiler & Associates RADARSAT-2 Maritime Surveillance Programme

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) has selected Canadian company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA), a subsidiary of Maxar Technologies, to provide satellite surveillance data from RADARSAT-2 for maritime domain awareness. This multi-million dollar contract  provide SANSA with a one-year maritime surveillance program which will include the delivery of …

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Nigerian Army To Create Cyber Warfare Command To Combat Online Terrorism And Crime

The Nigerian Army is creating a Cyber Warfare Command comprised of 150 personnel drawn from across the service in order to combat rising cyber insecurity from terrorists, criminal organisations, and other threats. According the Nigerian newspaper Vanguard, the Cyber Warfare Command “is charged with the responsibility to monitor, defend and …

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Morocco’s Mohammed VI-B Earth Observation Satellite Due To Be Launched By Arianespace In November 2018

Moroccan media is reporting that the North African country’s second high-resolution Earth observation satellite, the Mohammed VI-B, is due to be launched on an Arianespace launch vehicle from the Kourou Space Centre in French Guiana in November 2018 on either the Vega or Soyuz ST-A Fregat-M satellite launch vehicles. The …

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