Eutelsat Konnect payload successfully mates with platform

18 April 2019

Eutelsat Communications took a major step toward providing 75gb/s of capacity covering Africa and western Europe after it successfully mated the platform and payload of the Konnect satellite.

Konnect is a next-generation, all-electric High-throughput satellite (HTS) and is the first to use Thales Alenia Space’s new Spacebus Neo platform. Eutelsat described it as a “major pillar” of its strategy of return to growth, enabling the company to bolster its presence in the fast-growing broadband market.


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Intelsat and Vodacom strike deal to support growing data demand

27 March 2019

Intelsat has inked a deal with Vodacom Mozambique to provide 3G services to meet the data demand generated by growing the country.

Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, Vodacom International has upgraded a network operated by Vodacom Mozambique using the Intelsat EpicNG satellite platform.

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Avanti signs multiple service and distribution agreements for satellite broadband in Africa

27 March 2019

Avanti Communications has signed various agreements with several companies in Africa for the distribution of services via its HYLAS 4 satellite that was launched last year.

In November, the operator announced that South African satellite integrator Logical Wireless will provide communication and connectivity services to enterprises and end-consumers. Under a Master Service Agreement (MSA), the company will use HYLAS 4 to complete its coverage of sub-Saharan Africa and provide “cost-effective and reliable” satellite internet services into regions that suffer from unreliable or nonexistent connectivity.

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Pearls of the Caribbean

07 March 2019

CARIBBEAN - Sky and Space Global (SAS) is stepping up its efforts to bring nano-satellite based communications to the Caribbean following discussions with the Caribbean Telecommunications Union.

The company plans to provide narrowband services to the region via is Pearls nano-satellite constellation which begins deployment in 2019.

This supports the SAS business model of providing connectivity to equatorial locations such as the Caribbean, where these services are required.

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