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Development In Africa With Radio Astronomy (DARA) Project Wins Better Satellite World Award

A team including satellite communications innovator Goonhilly Earth Station and a consortium of universities and institutes led by the University of Leeds’ School of Physics and Astronomy today announced that they have won a Better Satellite World Award for the Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy (DARA) project. DARA, a Newton Fund project …

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Intelsat And Q-KON To Offer Satellite Broadband Internet In Africa

Intelsat S.A. and Q-KON have announced that Q-KON will introduce new, multiple high-speed broadband services powered by the IntelsatOne Flex for Enterprise platform. Combining a cloud-based management platform with Intelsat’s global satellite and terrestrial networks, the IntelsatOne Flex platform will enable Q-KON to rapidly deploy high-quality broadband that enables new …

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Intelsat Invests In AMN To Leverage Access To Rural African Satellite Broadband Market

Intelsat S.A. and Africa Mobile Networks (AMN) have announced that Intelsat has made a strategic investment in AMN. The purpose of the investment is to accelerate the deployment of mobile connectivity to unserved communities across multiple countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Given the economic and geographic complexities of expanding mobile connectivity …

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SES To Broadcast Free-To-Air Satellite TV Channels In Nigeria

Local television broadcast audiences in Nigeria will now have access to 13 new free-to-air (FTA) channels delivered as a multi-channel bouquet branded ‘PREMIUM.FREE’. The bouquet’s launch channels will be supplied by AfricaXP and delivered via SES satellites at 28.2 degrees East, SES has announced. AfricaXP is the leading independent African …

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UAE’s Yahsat On A Roll With Zimbabwe YahClick Satellite Broadband Launch

UAE’s Yahsat continues its rapid expansion in the African market with its announcement that it is rolling out its YahClick satellite broadband service in Zimbabwe as part of its long-term mission to increase Internet penetration in Africa and bridge the Digital Divide. “We strongly believe that high speed, reliable broadband …

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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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