Hylas3 goes now in space

08 August 2019

The sattelite

The sattelite

Avanti Communications Group successfully launched Hylas 3 from Kourou, French Guiana on Ariane Flight VA249.

The Ariane 5 rocket launched it into its correct orbit on schedule, the company said. Hylas 3 separated from the Ariane 5 rocket on time and telemetry was received by the control centre at the European Spaceport. It is a hosted Ka-band communications payload on board the EDRS-C satellite - a public private partnership between the European Space Agency and aerospace firm Airbus SE.

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Mozambique disaster sees PCCW Global and TSF connect

19 July 2019

One VSAT communications system was installed in Matarara, from which relief operations to surrounding communities were conducted

One VSAT communications system was installed in Matarara, from which relief operations to surrounding communities were conducted

 

PCCW Global and Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) have received official recognition from the Mozambique National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC) for their combined and ongoing mission to provide critical communications services following the two tropical cyclones which recently hit the country. 

One VSAT communications system was installed in the Matarara coordination centre, from which relief operations to five surrounding communities were conducted.

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Vodacom extends partnership

19 July 2019

Vodacom Tanzania has extended its partnership with OSS/BSS software and services provider Optiva for the use of the Optiva Charging Engine and Policy Control (PCRF).

Under the terms of the multiyear deal, the mobile communications company will upgrade its current platform and support, as well as take another step toward leveraging Optiva’s cloud-native BSS architecture.

The firm will also be able to quickly launch new, flexible and personalised products and services designed to secure additional market share and improve its customers’ experiences.

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Orange backing KaiOS

19 July 2019

French giant Orange has thrown its weight behind KaiOS Technologies by contributing to the Series B funding round led by Cathay Innovation.

The money will be used to promote and expand the phone operating system in new markets along with the introduction of new features. It is thought there are currently more than 100 million devices running on KaiOS in 100 countries.

“It’s partnerships such as this one with Orange that has made KaiOS the third leading mobile operating system with devices in more than 100 countries; further propelling us towards our goal of connecting the next billion users,” said Sebastien Codeville, chief executive officer of KaiOS Technologies.

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