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Satellite spectrum issues for the Middle East: an interview with Hans-Juergen Tscheulin

Space and satellites are often treated as an intrinsically exciting and glamorous field of activity. Yet the issue of spectrum requirements, regulatory filings, and spectrum management are all too often considered to be unglamorous, and as a result are unfairly and dangerously ignored. The reality is that without a competent …

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Intelsat-33E readied for late August launch and Middle East coverage

Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, announced today that Intelsat 33e, the second of the Intelsat EpicNG series of high throughput satellites (HTS), arrived at the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, where it will undergo final preparations before its …

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Gilat to provide network support for Brazil’s RuralWeb broadband VSAT network

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., the Israeli company that is a leading provider of satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced on 20 July 2016 that Ruralweb Telecomunicações LTDA (Ruralweb), a Brazilian company providing fixed satellite Internet and IP services throughout the country, has deployed Gilat’s solution for its rural broadband …

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Israel signs $63 million contract with AMOS Spacecom for SATCOM services

The Israeli government signed a five-year agreement with the fixed commercial satellite communications provider Spacecom Satellite Communications Ltd. worth U.S.$63 million. The agreement is for the provision of commercial satellite communications services to the Israeli government, and has a provision to be extended for another eight-years that would make the …

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Gilat selected by Dizengoff Ghana to provide broadband and cellular services to rural schools

Gilat is to combine its SkyEdge II-c VSATs and CellEdge small cells to meet the rural communications requirements of the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC). Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., the Israel-based provider in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced on 5 July 2016 that Dizengoff Ghana Limited, …

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ITU reinstates two orbital slots for Iranian communications satellites

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a UN international organisation that regulates satellite frequencies and orbital slots in geostationary orbit at 36,000 kilometres altitude, has reinstated two orbital slots for Iranian satellites. Iran had the two orbital positions withdrawn by the ITU because it had failed to place satellites in orbit, …

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