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GuarantCo And PIDG Technical Assistance Support Kacific In Covid-19 Response

GuarantCo, with funding from the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) Technical Assistance, is providing a US$500,000 grant to support Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by distributing satellite communication systems. These systems will allow free connections of up to 1,000 rural health posts and …

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GSMA Opens Innovation Fund For Mobile Internet Adoption And Digital Inclusion And Calls For Applications

The Global System for Global Communications Association (GSMA) has opened applications for the Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion. The Innovation Fund aims to increase mobile internet adoption and usage among those who have mobile internet coverage but are not using it in countries in Africa and …

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Songhai Labs And SatSure AG Announce Strategic Partnership

Songhai Labs, a knowledge broker platform based in Cameroon, and SatSure, a satellite precision company headquartered in Switzerland and with offices in India, UK, and Australia, have announced a strategic partnership. The companies are partnering to launch an Open Innovation Platform for Agriculture and AgTech ecosystems, where experts from diverse …

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SatADSL And YahClick Unite Efforts To Steer Sub-Saharan Africa Across The Digital Divide

SatADSL – the Brussels-based provider of satellite services – has partnered with YahClick to enhance its connectivity offering across Sub-Saharan Africa. The partnership appoints SatADSL as a new Virtual Network Operator (VNO) partner to YahClick, the UAE-based broadband satellite services provider owned by Yahsat and its partner Hughes Network Systems. The agreement will enable SatADSL to combine the …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: “33 minutes with Carla Sharpe”

This week’s Space Café WebTalk took place on 14 April 2020, featuring Carla Sharpe, Business Manager at SKA South Africa, in conversation with Torsten Kriening, co-publisher of SpaceWatch.Global and COO of ThorGroup GmbH. Carla talked about her own career trajectory, and she also discussed the variety of space projects in …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The Importance Of Space Science And Technology In Africa

By Carla Sharpe Space science and space exploration are generally undertaken for the benefit of humanity and thus are normally regarded as a public good provided at a cost to national governments. The space industry, however, although utilising space science and providing for further scientific development, is revenue-driven and provides …

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Mauritanian Satellite Services Provider CSS And Forsway Join Forces To Boost West African Broadband Connectivity

CSS, a West African communications services provider with 20 years of experience supplying critical satellite and broadband services, together with Forsway, a leading provider of innovative solutions tapping satellite and existing terrestrial technologies to enable cost-efficient broadband, announced on 7 April 2020 the next phase of their cooperation in Mauritania …

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Konnect Africa To Connect Schools In The Democratic Republic Of Congo With High Speed Internet

Konnect Africa, a subsidiary of Eutelsat Communications, Schoolap and Flash Services announced on 23 March 2020 a Memorandum of Understanding to connect several thousand schools across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the Internet as part of the Schoolap project. It aims to provide schools with high speed internet …

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EU’s Farming By Satellite Prize 2020 Launched On 16 March

The Farming by Satellite Prize rewards young innovators exploring the use of satellite technologies to improve agriculture and reduce environmental impact. Applications for the 2020 Prize opened 16 March 2020. Kicking off its 5th edition, the Farming by Satellite Prize is designed to encourage young professionals, farmers and students in …

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CNES And AASO Join Forces – Africa Enters The ActInSpace Fold

Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall and Sekou Ouedraogo, President of the African Aeronautics & Space Organisation (AASO), signed a partnership agreement to develop ,the ActInSpace international hackathon in Africa. The fourth edition of ActInSpace will be held in April this year and Burkina-Faso, Ghana and Nigeria …

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