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Iran’s endless war against private satellite TV nets over 713,000 dishes since early 2016

Tehran’s police chief, General Lofti, told an audience at a Chastity and Hijab meeting held on 13 November 2016, that Iranian authorities have seized 713,546 satellite dishes, 923,299 low-noise block downconverters (LNB’s) and 10,766 satellite receivers over the past seven months. Further, General Lofti  informed his audience that authorities have …

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UAE’s Thuraya unlocks power of convergence and sets new standards with world’s first dual mode, dual SIM phone

Leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator Thuraya Telecommunications today made further advances in satellite phone capability with the launch of the world’s first dual mode, dual SIM phone. The Thuraya XT-PRO DUAL bridges the gap between satellite and terrestrial communications, allowing users to move seamlessly in and out of terrestrial …

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Israeli Company Gilat’s Satellite On-the-Move Antenna Selected to Deliver Broadband Connectivity for Spain’s High-Speed Trains

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced on 10 November 2016 that its satellite on-the-move technology has been selected to provide broadband internet on Renfe Operadora (Renfe) high-speed trains throughout Spain. Renfe, the state-owned railway company of Spain, is currently engaged in …

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UAE’s Thuraya, SatAfrik host Road Show in Tanzania

Leading UAE mobile satellite service (MSS) operator Thuraya Telecommunications Company co-hosted a corporate day with SatAfrik Group, its service provider in Tanzania, on 14 November 2016. The event in Dar es Salaam showcased Thuraya’s latest products and solutions to customers in the Tanzanian market. Thuraya promoted the world’s most advanced …

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Op’ed: Space in Europe: we are living in exciting times!

Europe is about to make key decisions that will affect its place in space for the coming years. Through its flagship projects, both current and future, it will strive to ensure that it remains a strong and influential player. Vera Pinto Gomes, Policy Analyst at the EU Satellite Navigation Programme, gives her …

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SES partners with International Organisation for Migration to create disaster management manual

SES S.A. announced on 2 November 2016 that it has been selected by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) to create a digital emergency manual, in a project funded by the Luxembourg Government. IOM, which carries out humanitarian operations globally to address the most urgent needs of displaced populations, updated …

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Israel’s Gilat first to provide LTE speeds over satellite networks using layer 2 for GTP acceleration

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today being the first to deliver Layer 2 with General Packet Radio Service Tunneling Protocol (GTP) acceleration to provide true Long-Term Evolution networks (LTE) speeds as well as operational efficiency, for large-scale networks. Layer 2 …

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Yahsat’s vision for region-wide satellite connectivity furthered by signing of Eutelsat multi-year capacity agreement

Yahsat and Eutelsat Communications 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. The move represents a significant milestone for Yahsat as the company actively seeks to further industry collaboration to expand satellite …

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