80% of Nigeria’s telecoms infrastructure run on wireless technology

Eighty per cent of telecommunications infrastructures in the country currently run on wireless (3G). This was disclosed by the Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, while fielding questions from the audience at the telecoms conference in South Korea. Danbatta admitted that the sector is still grossly underserved with infrastructure going by… Read More »

Facebook to support African entrepreneurs in a ‘celebration of tech’ week

Showcasing Facebook’s passion for investing in creative, diverse talent across Africa, and nurturing the tech and startup ecosystem, Facebook announces a week-long celebration of activities as part of its sponsorship of TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Africa 2017. In the first event of its kind on the continent, TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Africa 2017, will search for the… Read More »

UAE Space Agency signs MoU with Luxembourg

The UAE Space Agency has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, defining a framework for collaboration and the exchange of information and expertise in the fields of space science, research, and technology. The MoU was signed by Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for… Read More »

Eutelsat acquires Middle East leading Satcom services provider, NOORSAT

Eutelsat Communications has acquired NOORSAT, one of the leading satellite service providers in the Middle East, from Bahrain’s Orbit Holding Group. Established in 2004, NOORSAT is the premier distributor of Eutelsat capacity in the Middle East, serving blue-chip customers and providing services for over 300 TV channels almost exclusively from Eutelsat’s market-leading Middle East and… Read More »

SpeedCast Awarded Managed Services Contract for Major Oil and Gas Operator in Equatorial Guinea

Speedcast has been selected to provide Ka-band managed communications services to a production asset owned and operated by a major U.S.-based operator in Equatorial Guinea on Bioko Island, off the coast of West Africa. Speedcast will leverage satellite Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) connectivity to deliver communications between the production asset and the customer’s corporate… Read More »

ILS Proton Successfully Launches the AsiaSat 9 Satellite for AsiaSat

International Launch Services (ILS), a leader in providing launch services to the global commercial satellite industry, successfully carried the AsiaSat 9 satellite into orbit today on an ILS Proton for Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) of Hong Kong. This was the 3rd commercial mission of the year for ILS and the 96th ILS Proton… Read More »

Arabsat & BBC Arabic announce the renewal of their agreement

BBC Arabic television, the BBC’s news and information channel in the Arabic language & Arabsat -the leading satellite operator in the Middle East & North Africa announce the long term renewal of their agreement on Arabsat BADR-4  at 26°E which covers the entire MENA region and most of Western Europe. The service will continue to be offered… Read More »

Broadband in the sky will be a $130 billion market by 2035

  London School of Economics predicts airlines will generate an additional $30 billion in incremental revenue Airlines to benefit from significant revenue growth in broadband enabled e-commerce, advertising and premium content Inflight broadband has the potential to create a $130 billion global market within the next 20 years, resulting in $30 billion of additional revenue… Read More »

With an Eye to the Future—A NOORSAT Perspective

Since the firm’s establishment in 2004 as the first privately owned satellite service provider in the Arab World, NOORSAT has constantly strived to ensure that the firm offers their customers cutting edge, cost-effective services. NOORSAT’s core business has always been broadcast; however, the company also offers a wide range of raw capacities for non-Direct-To-Home TV… Read More »