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African Telecom Providers Select Hughes’ Jupiter System For Satellite Connectivity

Hughes Network Systems LLC, a leading company in broadband satellite networks and services, announced on 12 November 2018 that three African telecom companies have selected the Hughes JUPITER™ System to power delivery of satellite broadband services for their customers. Botswana Telecommunications Corporation, Satcom Networks Africa Limited (SatCoNet), and a leading …

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Arabsat And Sweden’s Forsway To Offer Satellite Broadband In Africa

Arabsat, one of the world’s leading satellite operators, and Forsway Scandinavia AB, a global specialist in providing innovative satellite broadband solutions, have announced the deployment of affordable satellite broadband services across Africa under the new Arabsat Broadband package. In their first collaboration for Africa, the partners have teamed up to …

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Nielsen Study Puts EUTELSAT In Pole Position For West African Satellite Television

A far-reaching in-depth study, led by Nielsen, of television reception throughout Nigeria, Cameroon and Ivory Coast, has positioned Eutelsat as satellite market leader within these countries. The face-to-face interviews were conducted with 3,000 households in Nigeria, 2,000 in Cameroun and 2,000 in Ivory Coast, representative of the population of the …

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Euroconsult Forecasts 3,300 Satellites Worth $284 Billion Over Next Decade

According to the 21st edition of its report Satellites to be Built and Launched over the Next 10 Years, Euroconsult anticipates that 3,330 satellites with a mass over 50 kg will be launched on average each year by 2027 for government agencies and commercial organizations worldwide. This is a threefold …

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Bangladesh’s Bangabandhu-1 Communications Satellite Now Operational

Bangladesh has been given full control of its Bangabandhu-1 communications satellite after a handover ceremony where the satellite’s French manufacturer, Thales Alenia Space, provided the ‘Transfer of Title’ documents to Bangladeshi officials. “The achievement and pride is more important than what financial gains we can derive from the satellite,” said …

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Intelsat And Mozambique Vodacom To Provide Mobile Connectivity In Mozambique

Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite solutions, has announced that Vodacom Mozambique has signed an agreement for a satellite solution that will provide 3G services that uniquely satisfy the growing data demand generated by the tourism sector. Under a multi-year agreement with …

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Israel’s Gilat Reports Strong Profitability In Q3 2018, Raises Objectives For 2018 Operating Profit And EBITDA

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, reported on 12 November 2018 its results for the third quarter ended 30 September 2018. Key Financial Highlights: Revenues for Q3 2018 were U.S.$62.8 million, compared with U.S.$69.9 million in Q3 2017. Continued strong profitability: Q3 …

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South Korea Has Five Satellites On Upcoming SpaceX Falcon-9 Launch

South Korean government agencies and universities have five payloads on board the upcoming SpaceX Falcon-9 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, United States. The launch is currently scheduled for 19 November 2018, and will loft approximately 60 satellites from numerous countries and companies. The South Korean payloads come …

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NIGCOMSAT Selects Newtec To Power Its Ka-Band Satellite Broadband Services

Newtec, the Belgian specialist company in the design, development and manufacture of equipment for satellite communications, announced on 12 November 2018 its technology will be used by leading satellite operator NIGCOMSAT as it expands its enterprise, government, and consumer Ka-band broadband services in Nigeria. Following on from its continued success …

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Australia’s Fleet Space Technologies’ First Satellites Launched By Rocket Lab

Fleet Space Technologies’ first two satellites, Proxima I and II, were launched on 11 November 2018 on-board Rocket Lab’s manifest, It’s Business Time. This launch marks Australia’s first ever commercial CubeSats in orbit. The launch of the two CubeSats at Launch Complex-1 on New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula represent a huge …

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