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Israel’s Gilat Acquired By Comtech Telecommunications Corporation For $532.5 Million

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. and Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. jointly announced on 29 January 2020 that Comtech has agreed to acquire Gilat in a cash and stock transaction for $10.25 per Gilat ordinary share of which 70% will be paid in cash and 30% in Comtech common stock, resulting in an …

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Canada’s Kepler Communications To Build Satellites In-House With New Manufacturing Facility

Kepler Communications, a Canadian satellite telecommunications company, is to begin production in its newly commissioned satellite manufacturing facility in Toronto, Canada. It is being described as an essential step towards delivering the company’s proposed fleet of 140 satellites for high-capacity global connectivity services with applications in maritime, agriculture, research and …

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UK’s OneWeb Signs Distribution Agreement With Alaska’s Pacific Dataport Inc. For Arctic Coverage

OneWeb, the global communications company whose goal is to connect everyone everywhere, announces a new distributor partnership with Pacific Dataport Inc. (PDI), a company founded by Microcom – the leading supplier of satellite communication systems in Alaska. The collaboration will enable delivery of OneWeb’s high speed, low latency, communications services …

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UK’s OneWeb Forging Relationship With Republic Of Georgia

British-headquartered satellite communications company OneWeb is courting the Republic of Georgia with the aim of establishing a ground station in the country and providing its satellite services to bridge the digital divide in the South Caucasus, according to a report from the Azerbaijani Trend News Agency. Senior executives from OneWeb …

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Russia Willing To Assist Turkmenistan With Second Satellite, Turkmen Astronaut

Russia is willing to assist the Central Asian republic of Turkmenistan in developing its second satellite and in the selection, training, and launch of the first Turkmen astronaut, according to Yuri Baturin – vice president of the Tsiolkovsky Russian Academy of Cosmonauts, politician, and a former cosmonaut – during a …

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UK’s OneWeb Signs Distribution Agreement With Georgian Telecoms Provider SilkNet

OneWeb, the global communications company, whose goal is to connect everyone everywhere, announces the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to bring high-speed, low-latency internet coverage to Georgia with JSC Silknet, a leading convergent Georgian telecommunications company. The partnership agreement was signed by the Chairman of Silknet’s supervisory board, …

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UK’s OneWeb Signs MoU With Kazakhstan’s Astana International Finance Centre To Expand Connectivity

OneWeb, the global communications company, whose goal is to connect everyone everywhere, has announced that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC), the largest financial hub in Central Asia, to accelerate broadband connectivity in Kazakhstan. The MoU marks the start of a partnership focused …

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Israel’s Gilat Believed To Be In Acquisition Talks With Unnamed Large Multinational Company

Israel’s leading satellite network manufacturer and provider Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and Nasdaq, is believed to be in advanced discussions with a large, yet unnamed, multinational company that is interested in acquiring the Israeli firm, according to a report on Israeli tech news …

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Europe’s EDRS-C Space Data Highway Satellite Ready For Operations

The second satellite in the European Data Relay System (EDRS) has reached its intended orbit and completed its in-orbit tests. Dubbed the “SpaceDataHighway” by its commercial operator Airbus, EDRS uses innovative laser technology to enable Earth-observation satellites to deliver their information to users on the ground in near real-time, accelerating …

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Egypt’s NileSat Taps SpaceX To Launch NileSat-301 In 2022

Egypt’s commercial satellite communications operator NileSat has selected U.S. commercial space launch company SpaceX to launch its NileSat-301 communications satellite in 2022. The two companies signed a contract for the launch on 21 January 2020 in Cairo, the capital city of Egypt. European satellite manufacturer Thales Alenia Space won the …

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