Overcoming Challenges to Establishing a Space Sector in Kenya

As Expected, Kenya will encounter formidable challenges in her quest to establish a successful and vibrant domestic space sector. These impediments are not necessarily unique to Kenya, but, attributed to the fact that Kenya is still an industrially developing nation chiefly propped by an agri-based economy. Nonetheless, some of these …

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JAXA to release Kenya’s first microsatellite next month

 Japan’s space agency has said that it will release Kenya’s first satellite — for no fee — from its Kibo laboratory at the International Space Station. The move is expected to take place in fiscal 2017, which begins next April. Deploying the University of Nairobi’s microsatellite, which measures just 10 …

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New head at helm of Space Agency

Dr Valanathan Munsami has been appointed as a successor to Dr Sandile Malinga, as the new CEO for the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) effective from 3 January 2017. Dr Malinga left the Agency in August 2016 following five years as inaugural CEO and Board member, Mr Potlaki Maine …

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Mobile devices can multiply points of healthcare service delivery

By Dr. Abiodun Olusesi The argument for mHealth arises from natural evolution of mobile phones / mobile devices adoption globally. Nigeria, according to a 2014 Statistics has 94.5 mobile phone connections per 100 citizens. This mobile phone penetration is similar to that of some developed countries like Japan (95.1/100 citizens) …

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From exclusive broadband business, Africa’s CWG explores DTH business

Africa’s largest Systems Integration and the highest capitalized Company in the ICT sector, the Computer Warehouse Group, CWG was initially incorporated in 2005, to co-ordinate and monitor the activities of the group’s three subsidiaries, . The earliest was Computer Warehouse Limited established principally to cater for hardware projects. Closely following …

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AsiaSat Transmits Live Heart Surgery

AsiaSat was proud to support live transmissions of a heart surgery earlier this year in Hong Kong, providing medical practitioners attending a conference in Singapore the opportunity to see the procedures and techniques shown by some experienced and skilled cardiologists. Five cardiologists were present at the surgery to consult on …

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Startimes ups its game in Africa…

Since the company obtained her first digital TV operation license in Rwanda in 2007, StarTimes has established the construction of digital TV transmission platform in Nigeria, Tanzania, Republic of Guinea, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi and Central Africa, and the project in Mozambique and Senegal is also developing smoothly. In Africa, StarTimes …

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CEO Samer Halawi Interview with MSUA Mobility News

Thuraya CEO Samer Halawi talks to Catherine A. Melquist, President, MSUA (Mobile Satellite Users Association) Mobility News about the development of the Middle East, Asia, Africa and European regional markets, FUTURA – Thuraya’s next generation capability, the convergence of satellite and GSM and a New Wave of Internet of Things …

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Thuraya’s XT-PRO DUAL recognized by Mobile Satellite Users Association

Leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator Thuraya Telecommunications, today announced that its groundbreaking Thuraya XT-PRO DUAL has been selected as the winner of the “Top Land Mobility Satcom Innovation” category in the Mobile Satellite Users Association’s (MSUA) 2017 Mobility Innovation Awards.This is the second time for Thuraya to have won …

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