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Peter B. Davidson joins Intelsat as VP of Government Affairs and Policy

Intelsat, operator of the largest integrated satellite and terrestrial network,  announced that Peter B. Davidson has joined the company as Vice President of Global Government Affairs and Policy. Based in the company’s McLean, Va. office, Davidson will lead the development of Intelsat’s government relations strategy globally, building relationships with individuals …

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UAE space program to boost Asia’s stake in space development

The UAE’s space programs, especially the successful launch of its Mars Mission, will give a boost to Asia’s lead in Industry 4.0, and make the Emirates “a big stakeholder in the development of developing countries across the globe,” a senior academic told Emirates News Agency, WAM. “Asians are leading the race …

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Azercosmos signs agreement with Prime African Media Systems

Azercosmos signed an agreement with Canada’s Prime African Media Systems company, to broadcast ATN TV in the West African region using the capacity of the Azerspace-2 satellite. “Thanks to the infrastructure capabilities of Prime African Media Systems, we will provide innovative satellite solutions to difficult geographical locations in the African region,” …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: ESPI Brief 42 – C-Band, Satellites and 5G

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and the European Space Policy Institute, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is ESPI Briefs No. 42: ‘C-Band, Satellites and 5G’, originally published in June 2020. 1. The U.S. C-band story – transitioning the use of C-band from satellite to …

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Thuraya Users to Benefit from Ericsson Core Network Modernization

United Arab Emirates-based mobile satellite services operator Thuraya has signed an agreement with Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) for a core network modernization and upgrade to a 4G and 5G ready infrastructure. Ericsson will modernize and optimize Thuraya’s network to a virtualized core that supports existing and new features and services in …

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Airbus signs contract with Optus for OneSat

Airbus Defence and Space has won a contract for a fully reconfigurable telecommunications satellite from Australia’s second largest telecommunications company and leading satellite operator Optus. The satellite will be based on Airbus’ new standard OneSat product line and is Airbus’ first contract from the Australian operator. Airbus will deliver an …

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YAHSAT NAMES ANDREW COLE AS NEW CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), the leading UAE-based global satellite operator, announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Andrew Cole as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He will assume the position from 1 July onwards. Andrew joins Yahsat soon after the company boosted its leadership with four Emirati executive …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The UAE and “the next frontier”​ – why we are keen to develop our space program, and doing so in a hurry

By Talal Al Kaissi How things began, and where they are now: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has long looked to space as a domain we would like to make a meaningful contribution to for a variety of reasons. A meeting between our late founder and President Sheikh Zayed with the Apollo …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: ESPI Brief 37 – Rethinking the Assessment of the Value of Spectrum

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and the European Space Policy Institute, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is ESPI Briefs No. 37: ‘Rethinking the Assessment of the Value of Spectrum’, originally published in January 2020. 1. Electromagnetic spectrum – a shared and finite resource …

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SkyNet De Colombia And SES Networks Ramp Up Connectivity Services To Aid Colombian Amazonas Communities

Local residents, businesses, government entities and the San Rafael de Leticia Hospital in the Colombian Amazonas are experiencing efficient, reliable and high-performing Internet connectivity as Colombian services provider SkyNet and SES Networks extended their partnership and increased network capacity within days to support COVID-19 mitigation efforts. SkyNet leveraged SES Networks’ …

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