Inmarsat and Actility Deploy City-Wide Internet of Things Network in Kigali to Support Smart City Initiative

Inmarsat will deploy LoRaWAN (Low Power Wide Area Network) infrastructure around the city of Kigali to support the Rwandan capital’s flagship smart city project. The network, which will be active for an initial period of a year from May 1, 2017, will be the connectivity platform for a variety of Internet …

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#SpaceWatchME Op’ed: “Go for Launch” – Australia’s Unique Opportunity in Space

Australia has such potential to become a  space player and  the need for the country to develop its own space industry is becoming increasingly urgent.  Alexander Linossier gives his very engaging view on this topic. I grew up loving all things space; planets, stars, astronauts. I would lie in my backyard at night, …

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The #SpaceWatchME Interviews: Claudia Kessler of HE Space – Die Astronautin

In the latest SpaceWatch Middle East interview, Helen Jameson talks to Claudia Kessler, CEO of HE Space and initiator behind Die Astronautin, about her vision for a German woman in space. Congratulations on the huge success of the Die Astronautin initiative! Thank you! We are now very busy starting to work …

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SSL Satellite build for BULGARIA SAT arrives at Cape Canaveral launch base for FALCON 9 launch

Space Systems Loral (SSL) has announced that the BulgariaSat-1 satellite, designed and built for Bulgaria Sat, an affiliate of Bulsatcom, which is a leading telecommunications company and the largest provider of pay-TV services in Bulgaria, has arrived at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, where it will be launched aboard …

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SKY Perfect JSAT and LeoSat Sign Strategic Partnership & Investment Agreement

LeoSat Enterprises, which is launching a constellation of up to 108 low-earth-orbit communications satellites that will provide the fastest, most secure and widest coverage data network in the world, has announced that SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SJC), Asia’s largest satellite operator and Japan’s only provider of both multi-channel pay TV …

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Italian Oil Company Eni Taps Airbus Defence and Space and Planetek Italia for Earth Observation Support

Planetek Italia and Airbus Defence and Space have been awarded a contract for the supply of high-resolution Earth observation imagery and services by Eni, the Italian multinational oil and gas company. With the data and services provided, Eni will have actionable information at hand to improve their wide range of …

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Ethiopia’s INSA Agency Selects Eutelsat for New EthioSat TV Platform

One day ahead of the NexTV CEO event in Mauritius, Ethiopia’s Information Network Security Agency (INSA), in charge of the transformation of the country’s high-tech and security industry, officialised the launch of Ethiosat, its new TV platform. INSA has inked a multi-year contract with Eutelsat Communications for capacity at its …

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Iranian Minister Claims Iran Ready to Launch Communications and Remote Sensing Satellite in Coming Months

Mahmoud Vaezi, the Iranian Minister for Communications and Information Technology, announced on May 8, 2017, that two Iranian-made satellites are almost ready for launch. “Now, we have two satellites ready to be launched, one being Amir Kabir sensing satellite and the other being Nahid telecommunication satellite,” said Minister Vaezi to Iranian …

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Smart Africa Alliance and Inmarsat Developing Blueprint for Digital Services Across the Continent

Inmarsat announced on May 10, 2017, that, in conjunction with the government of the Republic of Rwanda, it is launching a series of digital service initiatives across the capital, Kigali, a city of more than one million people. As part of the digital services initiatives, Inmarsat today also signed a …

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Inmarsat Showcases Unified Mission Critical Communications to Support Kigali Smart City Initiative

Inmarsat is showcasing how satellite communications can be deployed to deliver unified mission critical data and voice communications at the Transform Africa Summit (May 10-12, 2017) in Kigali, Rwanda. The summit, organised by the Smart Africa Alliance, brings together Presidents and senior government officials from 18 African nations, alongside leading …

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