SES and Thales Unveil Next-Generation Capabilities Onboard SES-17

SES and Thales Alenia Space have announced the addition of a powerful Digital Transparent Processor (DTP) onboard the SES-17 satellite which will allow SES to offer its mobility customers extraordinary efficiency and unrivalled flexibility in bandwidth management capabilities. SES-17’s next-generation fully digital payload has been jointly optimised by SES and …

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eProcess to Use Intelsat C-band Spot Beam to Expand Banking Services Across Africa

Intelsat S.A. has announced that eProcess International SA, an affiliate of pan-African banking conglomerate Ecobank Group, has signed an agreement to use the Intelsat EpicNG high-performance platform to expand and strengthen its corporate banking services throughout Africa. eProcess International connects head offices and affiliates across 27 countries in Africa, enabling …

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Rapid urbanization: Two thirds of us will live in a city

In just over a decade the world population grew by 1 billion people or roughly the combined population of the United States, Indonesia, Brazil and Pakistan, the four most populous countries after China and India. In fifteen years’ time the world will have grown by another billion. And by then, …

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Turkish Airlines introduces a new In-Flight Offering connectivity

Europe’s Best Airline” for the sixth consecutive years, Turkish Airlines now introduces its new in-flight mobile connectivity through “eXPhone” for an uninterrupted communication on board. As an extension of Wi-Fi and live TV availability on its Boeing B777 and Airbus A330 aircrafts, Turkish Airlines now offers a mobile internet connectivity …

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NNPC ramps up its disaster recovery operations

In order to effectively manage its Disaster Recovery Operations, Africa’s leading oil and gas corporation, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC is planning to optimise its Disaster Recovery system for all of its existing and future applications that are on Disaster Recovery across its numerous subsidiaries in Nigeria and foreign …

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ANC mulls plan to end DStv ‘monopoly’

Efforts to license competition to DStv parent MultiChoice have proven “futile” and a new strategy is needed to open the market to competition, the ANC has said in a discussion document published ahead of its national policy conference.   One of the ANC discussion documents, published at the weekend ahead …

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Government to enhance measures for satellite malfunctions

The Yomiuri Shimbun The Cabinet Office will strengthen measures to cope with emergencies involving the malfunction of satellites operated and administered by the government, starting in fiscal 2017, sources said. The measures are aimed at such incidents as malfunctions and sudden operations failures following cyber-attacks. As an initial step, the …

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