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The #SpaceWatchMe Interviews: Omar Shoter, CEO NOORSAT

NOORSAT is a leading satellite service provider, serving the Arab World. In the latest interview in our series, SpaceWatch Middle East contributing Editor, Helen Jameson speaks to NOORSAT CEO, Omar Shoter about the region, growth opportunities and challenges. NOORSAT is one of the leading satellite operators in the ME region, …

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Arabsat and ONT launch a Tunisian Platform on Badr-4

Arabsat and ONT have announced the signing an agreement to launch a Tunisian broadcast platform on Arabsat Badr-4 at 26°E. This platform operation will start by end of Q2, 2017  and will allow Tunisian and regional broadcasters to have a direct access from Tunis  to the growing 26°E neighbourhood with a coverage …

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Israel’s Gilat to develop Electronically-Steerable Antenna for in-flight connectivity for Airbus Technology Demonstrator

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today a joint development project with Airbus for an European Space Agency (ESA) In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) antenna funded by Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking (CS2JU), as part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program. The …

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Qatar’s Es’hailSat and Turkey’s Total TR Medya sign framework service agreement

Qatar satellite company Es’hailSat has signed a contract to give Total TR Medya exclusive rights to resell its products and services to end users in the Republic of Turkey. Operating from the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) orbital, covering consumer markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and North Africa, Es’hailSat’s …

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#SpaceWatchME Op’ed: GEO-LEO Hybrid Multigrid Network by Muhammad Furqan

Satellites on different orbits, connected in multigrid networks.  Muhammad Furqan, writer and analyst in the satellite communication industry shares his opinion on this fascinating subject. An Independent Extraterrestrial Network A couple of years ago I proposed ‘Ring Computing’, a ring of 264,986 km circumference created by a constellation of interconnected …

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Israel’s Gilat to provide VSATs to TricolorTV and Eutelsat Networks joint service

Tricolor TV, Russia’s largest Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite TV provider and Eutelsat Networks satellite internet operator have launched a two-way internet access service, with broadband consumer VSATs from Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services. Gilat’s residential terminal kits are sold and serviced by …

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Arabsat holds its 9th Telecom forum in Tunis

Arab Satellite Communication Organization-ARABSAT- is holding its 9th Telecom Forum in Tunis, Tunisia, during the period of 14th-15th February 2017. Arabsat holds its Telecom forum on a yearly basis to strengthen its professional and operational association with its valued customers. This event will provide a platform for ARABSAT customers, industry …

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Taqnia Space selects Eutelsat to empower its HTS Aero service over Middle East, North Africa, Mediterranean and Europe

Checking emails and social networks, streaming live content at 36,000 feet are poised to become reality at the end of this year for passengers connected to Taqnia Space Aero services’ platform following an agreement between Eutelsat Communications, one of the world’s leading satellite operators, and Taqnia Space (TSC), owned by …

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Intelsat EpicNG Coverage Extended to Millions of Additional End Users Around Globe as Intelsat 33e Begins Service

Intelsat, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, announced on 30 January 2017 that Intelsat 33e, the second of the Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellites (HTS), successfully completed all in-orbit testing and entered service on 29 January 2017. Manufactured by Boeing and launched in …

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