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#SpaceWatchME review: Global Space Congress: Day 1 Highlights

The Global Space Congress at St. Regis Saadiyat Island Abu Dhabi Hotel was buzzing on 31 January 2017 as it welcomed an international delegation including heads of space agencies, C-Level executives from leading space and aerospace companies, government ministries, top researchers, and academics. The day was packed with presentations and …

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Intelsat EpicNG Coverage Extended to Millions of Additional End Users Around Globe as Intelsat 33e Begins Service

Intelsat, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, announced on 30 January 2017 that Intelsat 33e, the second of the Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellites (HTS), successfully completed all in-orbit testing and entered service on 29 January 2017. Manufactured by Boeing and launched in …

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UAE’s Thuraya showcases Connected Ambulance at Arab Health 2017

Thuraya Telecommunications Company will showcase a “Connected Ambulance” at this year’s Arab Health Exhibition & Congress. The emergency vehicle features an integrated telemedicine solution and Thuraya IP Voyager terminal. The exhibition, taking place at Dubai World Trade Center from January 30th to February 2nd 2017, will include daily live demonstrations …

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Syria and Russia in satellite broadcasting talks

The Syrian Minister for Information, Mohammed Ramez Turgeman, has intimated that the Syrian government is in discussions with Russia about a possible satellite acquisition so that Damacus can assert greater control over how its information and propaganda can be disseminated throughout the country and beyond without being interfered with. The …

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NorthTelecom signed an agreement with Philippine Public Telecommunications

NorthTelecom has recently entered into an agreement with a Philippine-based Public Telecommunications Entity (PTE) to supply satellite ground hardware, space segment capacity, and Internet bandwidth for the Philippine rural market, especially the unserved and underserved areas. The capacity requirement for the 3-year project is estimated to be around 1.5 to …

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UAE’s Thuraya and Indosat Ooredoo set to transform communications in Indonesia

Thuraya Telecommunications Company and Indosat Ooredoo today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop a new range of services by combining Indosat products with Thuraya Satellite technology and devices for business customers in Indonesia. The agreement has created a framework for collaboration in three main areas. New services will …

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#SpaceWatchME Op’ed: Satellite Sovereignty – Africa

In the past, we have looked to nations such as Russia and the United States for our inspiration in space. For decades, these countries have dominated the space sector. However, new national players are emerging, proving that space is no longer the domain of the richest and most powerful nations. …

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#SpaceWatchME Op’ed: Satellite Sovereignty – Middle East

In the past, we have looked to nations such as Russia and the United States for our inspiration in space. For decades, these countries have dominated the space sector. However, new national players are emerging, proving that space is no longer the domain of the richest and most powerful nations. …

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Israel’s Gilat and Air Esurfing collaborate to provide in-flight connectivity to domestic airlines in China

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced on 17 January 2017 a strategic partnership with Air Esurfing, a fully owned subsidiary of Air Media Group, to transform the domestic in-flight connectivity (IFC) market in China. The partners intend to utilize China’s Ka-band …

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