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Blockstream Satellite: Broadcasting Bitcoin from Space

Blockstream, the leader in blockchain and financial cryptography, today announced the availability of Blockstream Satellite, a new service that broadcasts real-time Bitcoin blockchain data from a group of communication satellites in space to almost everyone on the planet. Blockstream Satellite enables further participation in Bitcoin, including the billions of people …

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UAE’s Thuraya Poised for Government Collaborations, Post KSA Roadshows

Thuraya Telecommunications Company recently held meetings with senior-level officials and government system integrators in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to present its latest product portfolio and explore possibilities for collaborative ventures. The roadshow that took place in July and included visits to Jeddah, Riyadh and Damam, was exclusively developed …

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SaudiGeoSat-1, The First Modernized A2100 Satellite, Successfully Integrated by Lockheed Martin

A team of engineers and technicians at Lockheed Martin has completed the integration of the company’s first modernised A2100 satellite. The spacecraft, known as Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1, now moves into final assembly and testing, on track for launch in the second quarter of 2018. Built for Arabsat and King Abdulaziz City for …

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#SpaceWatchME Op’Ed: Small Satellites – Boundless Technological Opportunity or Looming Disaster for the Space Environment?

The small satellite is enjoying what has been a re-birth over the past five years and this is culminating in a plethora of new constellations and technological developments that could literally see the satellite industry move onto a new trajectory. Helen Jameson, SpaceWatch Middle East Senior Contributing Editor, takes a …

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Skills gap could act as a brake on IoT innovation in the energy sector, finds Inmarsat

If energy companies are to successfully deploy Internet of Things (IoT) technology to drive innovation, efficiency, and increased productivity, they must upskill current employees and/or embark on recruitment drives. This is according to independent research commissioned by Inmarsat, which found that while the vast majority of energy companies have their …

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Israel’s Gilat Propels the Russian DTH Market into Broadband Services

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announces that NTV-Plus has selected the broadband service developed by Eutelsat Networks and powered by Gilat’s high-performance VSATs to offer high-speed Internet to DTH subscribers across the European part of the Russian Federation. Gilat’s satellite solution …

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