Arianespace to launch Horizons 3e

Arianespace has announced that it will launch Horizons 3e, a satellite belonging to the Horizons joint venture owned by Intelsat (NYSE: I) and SKY Perfect JSAT. Arianespace will orbit this Boeing-built payload in the launch period starting late 2018 on an Ariane 5 from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana. Horizons 3e will complete… Read More »

ABS Announces the Co-Branding of ABS-2A Capacity as MongolSat-1 Satellite

ABS has announces that its 12 x 27 MHz of payload on ABS-2A will be co-branded as the Mongolsat-1 satellite, dedicated to the Mongolia market. In attendance at this historic event were Mr. Erdenebat Jargaltulga, Prime Minister of Mongolia and Mr. Enkhbold Miyegombo, Chairman of the State Great Hural (Parliament) of Mongolia. They accepted a… Read More »

Yahlive breaks new ground, adds PMC Music Channel

Yahlive has announced that North Telecom will be broadcasting PMC Music exclusively via Yahlive over Yahsat Al Yah1 satellite. The free-to-air music channel, which targets Farsi, Afghan and Kurdish communities in South West Asia and the Middle East regions, is being broadcast by Yahlive’s East beam – a hotspot available to more than 140 million… Read More »

Thuraya forms alliance with Satellite Startup ELSE

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading mobile satellite service operator and ELSE SA, a Swiss new space startup today announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) paving the way for a strategic alliance between the two organizations. The agreement will allow both companies to collaborate and benefit from each other’s capabilities on multiple… Read More »

The Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) and BridgeSat Announce Partnership to Benefit the BridgeSat Optical Communications Network and the SSC Universal Space Network

The Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) and BridgeSat, Inc., has announced a long-term partnership under which BridgeSat will install satellite optical communications equipment at certain of SSC’s established radio-frequency (RF) ground sites and the two companies will cooperate commercially for the benefit of their respective customer bases. SSC owns and operates a global network of ground… Read More »

iSAT Africa to expands its operations

iSAT Africa has announced the launch of iSAT Africa Zambia Ltd., bringing you the latest in satellite and broadband technology. iSAT Africa Ltd. FZC (iSAT), a UAE based company and a subsidiary of Wananchi Group Holdings, is all set to bring in a new player on board the Zambian satellite industry. iSAT Africa Zambia Ltd… Read More »

Are telecoms infrastructure in Cameroon keeping up with pace in Africa?

Cameroon is a country in central Africa that covers an area of 475 442 km2 with a population estimated at 23 130 708 of inhabitants in 2014. Six countries border it: Nigeria, Chad, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Republic of the Congo. Because of its geological and cultural diversity it is called “Africa… Read More »

Q-KON has the answer to open and fair elections in Africa!

By Dr Dawie de Wet, CEO of Q-KON Africa Democracy is important… it boosts economic stability, development of infrastructure and ongoing socio-economic growth. The pivot point for a national democracy is the general public election process during which open and fair votes should be casted to determine the people’s choices for who and how their… Read More »

Africa relies on Q-KON’s high-capacity, high availability satellite service

In order to ensure reliable and dependable access to the internet and corporate data networks, many businesses are turning to terrestrial networks using dual redundant fibre access circuits and advanced MPLS network infrastructure. However, when it comes to coverage in rural areas and mobility, satellite has emerged as a strong, credible service according a recent… Read More »

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 Thales Alenia Space over the… Read More »