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Nielsen Study Puts EUTELSAT In Pole Position For West African Satellite Television

A far-reaching in-depth study, led by Nielsen, of television reception throughout Nigeria, Cameroon and Ivory Coast, has positioned Eutelsat as satellite market leader within these countries. The face-to-face interviews were conducted with 3,000 households in Nigeria, 2,000 in Cameroun and 2,000 in Ivory Coast, representative of the population of the …

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Euroconsult Forecasts 3,300 Satellites Worth $284 Billion Over Next Decade

According to the 21st edition of its report Satellites to be Built and Launched over the Next 10 Years, Euroconsult anticipates that 3,330 satellites with a mass over 50 kg will be launched on average each year by 2027 for government agencies and commercial organizations worldwide. This is a threefold …

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Bangladesh’s Bangabandhu-1 Communications Satellite Now Operational

Bangladesh has been given full control of its Bangabandhu-1 communications satellite after a handover ceremony where the satellite’s French manufacturer, Thales Alenia Space, provided the ‘Transfer of Title’ documents to Bangladeshi officials. “The achievement and pride is more important than what financial gains we can derive from the satellite,” said …

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Qatar’s Es’hail-2 To Launch On SpaceX Falcon-9 SLV On 15 November 2018

Qatar’s Es’hailsat is expected to have its Es’hail-2 communications satellite launched on Thursday, 15 November 2018, on board a SpaceX Falcon-9 satellite launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Es’hail-2 will be launched from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A between 3:46-5:29 p.m Eastern Standard Time. It will be the 13th …

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Thaicom Releases Financial Results For Third Quarter Of 2018

Thaicom Public Company Limited (THCOM), Thailand’s first satellite operator, reported its operating results for the third quarter of 2018, posting a consolidated net profit of Baht 104 million (approximately U.S.$3.15 million), improved by 59.6% from Q3/2017, due mainly to the decrease of depreciation expense through the satellite assets impairment recognized …

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Türksat Tests Satellite Broadcasting In Ultra High Definition 8K

Türksat has made headway in the adaptation of cutting-edge broadcasting technologies by conducting an Ultra HD 8K (Super High-Vision) test broadcast – currently the state-of-art in broadcasting technology – through the Türksat-4B communication satellite located at its 50 degrees East Geostationary orbital (GEO) location. The Ultra HD 8K broadcast test …

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Houlin Zhao Re-Elected As ITU Secretary-General By Member States

Member States of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) have re-elected Houlin Zhao of China as ITU Secretary-General during the Union’s 20th Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-18) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The election took place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, during the Plenary session of the PP-18 conference this morning. Zhao won …

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Singapore’s Global Invacom Suspends Trading Amid Acquisition Talks

Satellite communications equipment provider Global Invacom Group called for trading in its shares to be suspended on Tuesday, 23 October 2018, before the Singaporean stock market opened, revealing that its negotiations regarding a possible reverse acquisition are taking longer than expected. Global Invacom had called for a trading halt before …

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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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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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