Inmarsat adapts Fleet Xpress for offshore support vessels

Inmarsat has launched a new set of Fleet Xpress plans designed specifically to meet the technical and commercial requirements of offshore support vessels. The new plan exploits the technical capabilities of Fleet Xpress, such as high-speed connections and guaranteed performance, to offer vessel operators levels of flexibility that are naturally suited to the demanding requirements… Read More »

Canal+group launches Ultra-HD via SES video at astra-192-degrees-east

SES announced that CANAL+ Group, the leading pay-tv operator in France, is launching its new satellite Ultra HD offer on a newly-designed, state-of-the-art set-top box using an SES satellite. Canal+ Group delivers the UHD channels via ASTRA 19.2 degrees East, the leading satellite position in France. Leveraging the throughput and reach of satellite technology, Canal+… Read More »

Saudi tech startups raise over US$ 12.79 million in 2017

Technology startups incubated by the Badir Program, one of the main initiatives of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, have successfully raised more than SR48 million ($12.79 million) last year. This was through 15 funding deals led by supporting venture capital firms, individual investors’ networks and governmental institutions, recording a 64 percent increase in… Read More »

Somalia to establish regulatory agency for telecom industry

The Somali government announced that it will establish the first-ever ICT body, the National Communications Authority (NCA), to help regulate the country’s telecommunication sector. Abdi Ashur Hassan, Minister for Post and Telecom, told a three-day forum in Mogadishu that his first priority is to establish a credible and effective regulatory authority that is operationally independent… Read More »

Expert commends NIPOST e-stamp initiative

Mr Reuben Odiri, a telecom expert says the initiative by the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) to introduce e-stamp is commendable as it will encourage the usage among the youths. Odiri told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja that the introduction of the e-stamp would engender the usage of the product by… Read More »

Arabsat launches Expand

Arabsat Broadband Services have launched Arabsat Expand, a satellite broadband service powered by Forsway’s unique Hybrid Router technology. The service was designed and implemented by satellite services specialist SatConsultant for Arabsat Broadband Services. “Access to the Internet is today’s number one enabler of economic mobility,” said Wael Mohammed AlButi, VP & CCO of Arabsat. “You… Read More »

With 31 satellites aboard PSLV, ISRO launches its 100th satellite

“The 28-hour countdown began at 5.29 a.m. in the mission control for the rocket launch at 9.28 a.m. on Friday,” said ISRO) on its website. The spaceport Sriharikota High Altitude Range (SHAR) is located about 80 km northeast of Chennai off the Bay of Bengal coast. “The propellant filling operation of fourth stage of PSLV-C40… Read More »

Morocco satellite launch may accelerate Spanish space programs

Morocco’s launch of its Mohammed 6-A satellite last November could accelerate Spain’s work on its SeoSat/Ingenio optical Earth-observation satellite, which is expected to launch in late 2019 or early 2020. Morocco and Spain have struggled to boost their satellite observation capacities since the Perejil Island crisis in 2002 when Spain could not acquire satellite images… Read More »

Ghana to go full DTT in Second Quarter of 2018

Ghana will experience Digital Terrestrial Television Switch On nationwide by Second Quarter 2018. This was revealed by the Deputy Minister of Communications George Nenyi Andah during the official launch of plush Multichoice Ghana office in Accra. According to the Deputy Minister, the Ministry of Communications has engaged and contracted power companies including the Volta River… Read More »

OneWeb to fully deploy multi-gigabit global satellite network by 2021

OneWeb received permission from the FCC in June to deploy a global network of 720 low-Earth orbit satellites using the Ka (20/30 GHz) and Ku (11/14 GHz) frequency bands. Earlier in 2017, OneWeb started building a satellite manufacturing factory which will be capable of producing 15 satellites per week. Small, low-cost user terminals will talk… Read More »