ViaSat Unveils Second Generation Mobility Equipment to Deliver Fastest Speeds from a Satellite to an Aircraft

New Equipment Capable of Supporting Throughput Levels of Up to 1 Gigabit per Second<br>Forward and Backward Compatibility of Hardware Gives Airlines a Future-Proofed Method to Take Advantage of ViaSat’s More than 3.5 Terabits per Second of Expected. ViaSat Inc, a global broadband services and technology company, has unveiled its latest generation (Gen-2) in-flight internet equipment… Read More »

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 banking transactions and corporate data… Read More »

GMV Provides Critical Support to METEOSAT-7 End-of-Life Operations

Meteosat-7, launched in September 1997 and operated by EUMETSAT, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites has become the last satellite of the first generation of Meteosat. First over Europe and next from its current orbital location over the Indian Ocean region at 36,000 Km above our heads, Meteosat I has been providing… Read More »

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, in 2030, two thirds of… Read More »

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 by eXPhone to its guests,… Read More »

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 operations. In general, a disaster… Read More »

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 of the party’s national policy… Read More »

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 Cabinet Office will ask other… Read More »