CABSAT, Dubai: Unlocking the Satellite Industry’s Dormant Capacity

A new way of unlocking the vast amounts of unused capacity and related lost revenues across the satellite industry has been achieved by leading satellite consultancy, SatConsultant. Together with satellite broadband equipment manufacturer Forsway, field engineering specialist NWNS and global satellite service provider Belinter Media, they have devised a fully-managed, …

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Cabsat, Dubai UAE: Talia Announces “OnDemand” Business Continuity Service Built on iDirect’s Satellite Platform

Talia has introduced a business continuity service that will be built on iDirect’s satellite ground infrastructure platform. Talia OnDemand has been designed for organisations operating in regions where fixed line services can be unreliable or where occasional use, backup, redundancy or disaster recovery solutions are required. The service will initially …

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Are commercial drones ready for takeoff in Nigeria?

In Nigeria, the proliferation of remotely piloted aircraft, otherwise called drones has come with serious  safety and security concerns  within the aviation industry. Though in its early days, the use of drones in the airspace is raising a set of new legal and social issues along with a diversity of …

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All eyes on CABSAT 2017

This year’s edition of the Broadcast, Satellite, Media and Entertainment week, CABSAT scheduled for the World Trade Center, on 21st March, 2017, in Dubai will once again, provided an industry platform for experts and media managers to share and discuss issues on advanced technologies, business challenges, implementation ideas and effective …

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DataPath ready to exhibit at CABSAT 2017

DataPath, a leading provider of remote field communications and information technology solutions to the aerospace, government, broadcast, and infrastructure markets has announced that the company will be exhibiting at CABSAT 2017 at the world trade center beginning from 21st march, 2017. Earlier this year, the company was selected as the …

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Ghana Space Agency raises Africa’s hope again

The Ghana Space Science and Technology Institute (GSSTI) was first established as a Centre under the School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences (SNAS) in January 2011 and launched in May 2012. It was later upgraded to an Institute in August 2013, to exploit space science and technology for socio-economic development …

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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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