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Talia’s Quika HTS Platform Recognized By World Bank As Innovative Model For Satellite Broadband In Africa

Talia Limited, a leading communications solutions provider serving the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas, have announced that their Quika High Throughput Satellite (HTS) platform has been recognised as an innovative business model and technology by the World Bank Group, as detailed in the latest Connecting Africa Through Broadband …

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Eutelsat’s All-Electric KONNECT Satellite Ships To French Guiana For Launch

The all-electric KONNECT communications satellite built by Thales Alenia Space, the joint company between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), for the international operator Eutelsat Communications is now undergoing final preparation prior to being shipped to the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, for a launch planned mid-January 2020. KONNECT …

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UAE’s YahClick And MorClick Partner For Satellite Wi-Fi Connectivity In South Africa

YahClick, the leading satellite broadband service from UAE-based global satellite operator Yahsat and its partner Hughes Network Systems, signed on 12 November 2019 a long-term strategic partnership with South African leading telecoms provider MorClick. Under the agreement, MorClick become Master Distributors of YahClick’s services, products, and solutions in South Africa.  As Master …

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South Africa’s Simera Sense And Space Inventor Denmark Partner To Offer Earth Observation Solutions

Simera Sense and Space Inventor, Denmark, announced that they would collaborate through marketing Simera Sense’s optical payloads, enabling earth observation satellite operators to sense the earth in more detail with smaller satellites from reliable platforms. As part of the agreement, Space Inventor will offer its clients Simera Sense’s range of …

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Angola Satellite Services Company Signs With Israel’s Spacecom For C-Band On AMOS-17

Spacecom, operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, announced that a leading Angolan satellite services company has signed a contract for C-Band HTS capacity on the newly launched AMOS-17 communication satellite. The Angolan company will utilize capacity on AMOS-17 primarily for cellular backhaul to better connect rural and low-density communities throughout …

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Sudan’s SudaSat To Be Transformed By Arabsat-6A And ST Engineering’s Newtec Dialog Partnership

Arab Satellite Communications Organization (ARABSAT) announced on 12 November 2019 the signing of a contract between leading satellite service provider, Arabsat, Sudan-based Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) service provider, Sudasat, and global leader in IP-based satellite communications, ST Engineering iDirect. The agreement will see the installation of a Newtec Dialog® …

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Es’hailSat Showcasing the capabilities of Es’hail-1 and Es’hail-2 at AfricaCom 2019

Cape Town 12th November 2019 – Es’hailSat is exhibiting at the annual AfricaCom exhibition in Cape Town international convention center, the biggest and best tech event in Africa that gathers together senior decision-makers from the entire digital ecosystem. Es’hailSat will be showcasing Es’hail-1, Es’hail-2 and a wide range of services …

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Sudan’s First Satellite SRSS-1 Launched By China

Sudan’s first satellite, the Sudan Remote Sensing Satellite (SRSS)-1, was successfully launched in the morning on 3 November 2019 by a Chinese Long March 4B satellite launch vehicle from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in China’s northern Shanxi Province, according to reporting in Space in Africa. The Long March 4B …

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Market for Earth observation data and services forecast to grow by 9% annually over next decade

In its new survey titled, “Satellite-Based Earth Observation Market Prospects to 2028”, Euroconsult forecasts that the market for data and services derived from Earth observation (EO) satellites is expected to grow by 9.4 percent each year for the next ten years for a total upside market value of $12.1 billion …

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French Space Agency Partners With Development Institute To Promote GIS Applications In Africa

Centre national d’etudes spatiales (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall and Jean-Paul Moatti, Chairman and CEO of the Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD), the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development, signed a framework cooperation agreement at the agency’s Toulouse Space Centre on space supporting the development of Southern …

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