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WORLD SPACE RISK FORUM 2016 ENDS ON ‘HIGH’ NOTE

Unlocking business in space The World Space Risk Forum (WSRF 2016) concluded 4 November 2016 in Dubai with wide-ranging discussions related to innovation within the space sector and risk management with an emphasis on learning from the past, sharing ideas and looking to the future. As the leading global forum …

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Israel’s Gilat Satellite Networks Joins Telecom Infra Project, Founded by Facebook, Deutsche Telekom, SK Telecom and Others

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today announced it has joined the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), founded by Facebook, Deutsche Telekom, EE, Globe Telecom, Intel, Nokia, SK Telecom and others. TIP aims to redefine the current approach to network technology and bring …

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United States holds space security dialogue with UAE; dialogue with Israel next week

A U.S. delegation led by Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance, the Honourable Frank A Rose, met with their counterparts from the United Arab Emirates, led by H.E. Khalifa Mohamed Al Romaithi, Chairman of the UAE Space Agency, for the second UAE-U.S. Space Security Dialogue held …

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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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