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UAE’s Yahsat Appoints Khaled Al Qubaisi As New Chairman

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) announced on 16 December 2019 the appointment of Khaled Al Qubaisi, CEO of Aerospace, Renewables & ICT at  Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), as its new Chairman, and the appointment of Amal Al Ameri, Senior Vice President of Platform Finance in the Aerospace, Renewables & …

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France Puts Hat In Ring To Launch Bangladesh’s Bangabandhu-2 Communications Satellite

The newly-appointed French ambassador to Bangladesh has stated that his country is interested in assisting Bangladesh launch its second communications satellite, Bangabandhu-2, during an audience with Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in late November 2019. Ambassador Jean-Marin Schuh made the offer at his meeting with the Bangladeshi Prime Minister, and …

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Spain’s Telefonica Signs Multi-Year Capacity Contract On Eutelsat’s HOTBIRD

Eutelsat has secured a multi-year capacity contract at its flagship HOTBIRD neighbourhood with Spain’s leading telecommunications operator, Telefonica. Telefonica has selected Eutelsat’s key orbital position at 13° East to broadcast RTVE free-to-air content consisting of two HD channels: TVE Internacional Europa, the world’s farthest-reaching Spanish general interest channel, and the news channel, 24 …

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Egypt’s Nilesat Taps Thales Alenia Space To Built Nilesat 301 COMSAT

Thales Alenia Space, a Joint Venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), announced on 4 December 2019 that it has signed a contract with the Egyptian operator Nilesat to build the Nilesat-301 geostationary communications satellite, winning the contract against an international field of competitors. Positioned at 7° West, Nilesat-301 will …

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The Satellite Industry Welcomes WRC-19 Decisions

The Global Satellite Coalition (GSC), a group of seven trade associations representing the global satellite eco-system, has welcomed the decisions taken at the ITU World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19), Sharm-el-Sheikh, which allow satellite services to continue to bridge digital, education, health and social divides and connect more and more citizens …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Reflections on the 2019 APSCC Conference – Putting on a Show in the Land of Smiles

By Blaine Curcio The Asia Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC) is, among other things, arguably the premier satellite communications (satcom) member organization in Asia-Pacific. From its headquarters in Seoul, the APSCC publishes a quarterly newsletter on regional industry ongoings, provides assistance on issues such as spectrum coordination, and, most notably …

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Qatar’s Es’hailSat Looking To Enter Over-The-Top Media Services Market

The Qatar Satellite Company, Es’hailSat, broadcaster of over 180 TV channels across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), is mulling expansion into the growing over-the-top (OTT) media services market, an Es’hailSat executive said in a recent interview with Qatari newspaper The Peninsula. OTT media services are video, data, and …

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Eutelsat Announces First Signing Of Eutelsat CIRRUS Solution On The African Continent With Orao Telecom Congo

On the inaugural day of AfricaCom 2019, Eutelsat Communications announced a multiyear contract signature with Orao Telecom Congofor video capacity aboard one of its satellites located at 7° East, a privileged position for Africa. In a first for the African continent, Orao Telecom Congo has also signed up to Eutelsat …

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ITU Members Agree To New Milestones For Non-Geostationary Satellite Deployment

Delegates representing ITU Member States have agreed at the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, to adopt an innovative new milestone-based approach for the deployment of non-geostationary satellite (NGSO) systems in specific radio-frequency bands and services. The agreement reached at WRC-19 establishes regulatory procedures for the deployment of …

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UAE’s Mubadala Showcases Emirati Space And Aerospace Ventures At 2019 Dubai Airshow

Mubadala Investment Company, the Abu Dhabi-based global investor, will showcase the latest development across its diverse aerospace portfolio at Dubai Airshow 2019, which runs from 17-21 November 2019. Mubadala’s aerospace assets, which is comprised of wholly-owned national champions in manufacturing, industrial services and satellite communications, have rapidly scaled over the …

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