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SES and Israel’s Gilat Join Forces to Make Connectivity at Sea More Accessible

SES S.A. and Gilat Satellite Networks have announced a strategic collaboration focused on delivering affordable connectivity to a broad range of small ships and vessels left underserved at sea in the Caribbean and beyond. Set for commercial launch in April 2017, the plug-and-play platform is the latest offering within the …

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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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#SpaceWatchME Forecast: MilSatCom Middle East

Supported by the UAE Space Agency, MilSatCom 2017 brings together the Middle East’s military communications community. Taking place on February 22nd in Abu Dhabi, the event focuses on identifying future regional needs, enhancing capabilities and developing space assets. For the past six years MilSatCom has gathered the top regional decision …

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Inmarsat, Global Beam Telecom to provide connectivity to Virgin Megastores in UAE

Inmarsat plc has announced that distribution partner Global Beam Telecom has struck a multi-year agreement with Tecbuy and Virgin Megastores in the United Arab Emirates to sell Inmarsat’s GSPS IsatPhone satellite phones and IsatHub terminals to its UAE customers. The devices are immediately available for purchase at three of the …

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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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UAE’s Nayif-1 Nanosatellite set to launch from India between 14-25 February

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) and the American University of Sharjah (AUS) have announced that the launch of the nanosatellite Nayif-1 will occur between the 14th and 25th February 2017, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India, on board a PSLV-C37 rocket. Nayif-1 is expected to be …

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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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