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Symposium in Oman aims to raise awareness on peaceful uses of space applications

Under the auspices of Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Futaisi, Oman’s Minister of Transport and Communications, the National Symposium on “The Peaceful Uses of Space Applications and Technologies for Comprehensive Development” began on Sunday, 30 October, and concluded on Monday on 31 October 2016, in Muscat, Oman. Among those who …

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UAE’s Yahsat appoints Farhad Khan as new Chief Commercial Officer

Abu Dhabi-based Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, better known as Yahsat, has appointed Farhad Khan as its new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). In his capacity as CCO, Mr. Khan will be responsible for customer operations, marketing, and sales management for Yahsat. Mr. Khan, who was educated in South Africa, brings …

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The #SpaceWatchME IBC 2016 Interviews: Mark Rigolle of LeoSat – A Paradigm Shift in the Satellite Market

SpaceWatch Middle East conducted a series of interviews during the International Broadcast Convention 2016 in Amsterdam in September. This interview is with Mark Rigolle, CEO of LeoSat. Emerging LEO satellite operator, LeoSat is creating a buzz that is being widely felt across the satellite industry. The constellation’s development is well underway …

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UAE’s Yahsat tapped by Eutelsat to put African broadband programme back on track

Eutelsat Communications and Yahsat, the Abu Dhabi-based international satellite operator, have signed a multi-year capacity agreement giving Broadband for Africa, Eutelsat’s African broadband venture, access to high-performance commercial Ka-band capacity for broadband services across Sub-Saharan Africa. According to the terms of the agreement Broadband for Africa will use capacity on …

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Israel’s Gilat selected by Sprint to extend LTE services in US with satellite-based cellular backhaul solution

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced on 26 October 2016 that Sprint has selected Gilat’s satellite-based cellular backhaul solution to extend Long-Term Evolution (LTE) services to metro edge and rural areas in the United States. Sprint expects to deploy Gilat’s high-speed …

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UAE’s Thuraya Gains Access to Key Bulgarian Market in Service Partner Agreement with NBS Maritime

Leading mobile satellite services operator Thuraya Telecommunications Company announced on 25 October 2016 its service partner agreement in Bulgaria with NBS Maritime. The agreement marks an important strategic milestone in Thuraya’s expansion plans, advancing its regional maritime strategy with the introduction of compelling cost optimization options in another important shipping …

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Kratos to provide RF interference monitoring for U.S. military in Middle East, rest of the world

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced on 24 October 2016 that it received a Joint Functional Component Command for Space (JFCC Space) contract modification to expand RF monitoring, interference detection and geolocation services to now include all Department of Defense (DoD) leased Ku- …

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Türksat to provide connectivity for Turkish digital health service

The Turkish Health Information Systems General Directorate and Türksat have signed an agreement for the “Ulusal Sağlık Sistemi (USS – National Health System) Project,” in order to ensure the sustainability of an integrated architecture for applications used within the scope of the Turkish Ministry of Health. In accordance with the …

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Eutelsat seeks to provide communications satellite to Iran

The French ambassador to Iran, François Sénémaud, revealed that Paris-based commercial satellite communications company Eutelsat is seeking to provide a communications satellite to Iran. The ambassador’s remarks were made during a meeting with Iranian minister for Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi in Tehran on Saturday, 22 October 2016. “The …

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