Digital Society Conference 2016: “Defending Democracy – Increasing Innovation”

In our digital age, democracy is at risk. Military cyber attackers infiltrate democratic processes and institutions, while totalitarian states stabilise through mass surveillance and censorship. International mass surveillance undermines civil and human rights and erodes trust in digitisation. Knowledge and opinion on the Internet are increasingly fabricated and abused to manipulate …

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Israel’s Gilat first to provide LTE speeds over satellite networks using layer 2 for GTP acceleration

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today being the first to deliver Layer 2 with General Packet Radio Service Tunneling Protocol (GTP) acceleration to provide true Long-Term Evolution networks (LTE) speeds as well as operational efficiency, for large-scale networks. Layer 2 …

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Yahsat’s vision for region-wide satellite connectivity furthered by signing of Eutelsat multi-year capacity agreement

Yahsat and Eutelsat Communications have signed a multi-year capacity agreement giving Broadband for Africa, Eutelsat’s African broadband venture, access to high-performance commercial Ka-band capacity for broadband services across Sub-Saharan Africa. The move represents a significant milestone for Yahsat as the company actively seeks to further industry collaboration to expand satellite …

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UAE’s Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre participates in World Space Risk Forum

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has participated in the World Space Risk Forum (WSRF) 2016, a global event that brings together a large number of international experts and specialists in the field of space industry from around the world. During the opening session, the forum rewarded MBRSC with …

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WORLD SPACE RISK FORUM 2016 ENDS ON ‘HIGH’ NOTE

Unlocking business in space The World Space Risk Forum (WSRF 2016) concluded 4 November 2016 in Dubai with wide-ranging discussions related to innovation within the space sector and risk management with an emphasis on learning from the past, sharing ideas and looking to the future. As the leading global forum …

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UAE National Space Policy: An initial assessment

As part of the new partnership between SpaceWatch Middle East and The Précis, a quarterly space law and policy report produced by Space Law & Policy Solutions, run by the prominent space lawyer and friend of SpaceWatch Middle East, Michael J. Listner. Reproduced here is Michael’s commentary on the recently completed UAE National …

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Israel’s Gilat Satellite Networks Joins Telecom Infra Project, Founded by Facebook, Deutsche Telekom, SK Telecom and Others

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today announced it has joined the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), founded by Facebook, Deutsche Telekom, EE, Globe Telecom, Intel, Nokia, SK Telecom and others. TIP aims to redefine the current approach to network technology and bring …

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United States holds space security dialogue with UAE; dialogue with Israel next week

A U.S. delegation led by Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance, the Honourable Frank A Rose, met with their counterparts from the United Arab Emirates, led by H.E. Khalifa Mohamed Al Romaithi, Chairman of the UAE Space Agency, for the second UAE-U.S. Space Security Dialogue held …

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum green lights next phase of UAE Mission to Mars

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum reviewed the designs of the Hope Probe, as part of the Emirates Mars Mission, on 2 November 2016. The project will send an unmanned probe to Mars by 2021 marking …

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