Global chooses Eutelsat to back up WAPP

23 August 2019

Eutelsat Communications has entered into a multi-year C-band capacity contract with Global Technologies on its EUTELSAT 10A satellite, which will provide connectivity and communications for the West Africa Power Pool project (WAPP).

Established in 1999 by ECOWAS (Economic Community of West Africa States), WAPP aims at interconnecting the electricity power grids of 14 west African nations.

Global was awarded the telecommunications part of the project and will use EUTELSAT 10A’s coverage of west Africa to monitor major power distribution sites across the region.

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ATS readies itself for ‘people’s’ satellite internet service

23 August 2019

Algérie Télécom Satellite (ATS), a branch of incumbent operator Algérie Télécom, is preparing the launch of the satellite internet service dedicated to individuals and residents in September 2019.

The Algerian satellite Alcomsat-1 that ATS plans to bring high-speed internet connectivity to isolated and unserved border areas is expected to significantly help improve the internet penetration rate in Africa’s largest country by land mass.

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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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