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United Nations and United Arab Emirates High Level Forum: “Space as a Driver for Socio-economic Development”

More than 100 participants from all parts of the international space community will gather in Dubai from 20 to 24 November 2016 to identify ways to harness space technology and applications for socio-economic development. The first United Nations/United Arab Emirates High Level Forum on Space as a Driver for Socio-Economic …

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Space Systems Loral partner with Yahsat to support UAE’s Masdar Institute Cubesat efforts

Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, announced on 16 November 2016 that it will work with Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) to support the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology’s Master Concentration in Space Systems and Technology in the United Arab Emirates. …

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Iran’s endless war against private satellite TV nets over 713,000 dishes since early 2016

Tehran’s police chief, General Lofti, told an audience at a Chastity and Hijab meeting held on 13 November 2016, that Iranian authorities have seized 713,546 satellite dishes, 923,299 low-noise block downconverters (LNB’s) and 10,766 satellite receivers over the past seven months. Further, General Lofti  informed his audience that authorities have …

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UAE’s Thuraya unlocks power of convergence and sets new standards with world’s first dual mode, dual SIM phone

Leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator Thuraya Telecommunications today made further advances in satellite phone capability with the launch of the world’s first dual mode, dual SIM phone. The Thuraya XT-PRO DUAL bridges the gap between satellite and terrestrial communications, allowing users to move seamlessly in and out of terrestrial …

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Israeli Company Gilat’s Satellite On-the-Move Antenna Selected to Deliver Broadband Connectivity for Spain’s High-Speed Trains

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced on 10 November 2016 that its satellite on-the-move technology has been selected to provide broadband internet on Renfe Operadora (Renfe) high-speed trains throughout Spain. Renfe, the state-owned railway company of Spain, is currently engaged in …

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UAE’s Thuraya, SatAfrik host Road Show in Tanzania

Leading UAE mobile satellite service (MSS) operator Thuraya Telecommunications Company co-hosted a corporate day with SatAfrik Group, its service provider in Tanzania, on 14 November 2016. The event in Dar es Salaam showcased Thuraya’s latest products and solutions to customers in the Tanzanian market. Thuraya promoted the world’s most advanced …

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