Egypt’s TIBA-1 military comms satellite en route to Guiana Space Centre launch

08 November 2019

Egypt will have a new military space communications satellite in November 2019.

TIBA-1, developed by Airbus Defence and Space and Thales Alenia Space (TAS), has been flown to French Guiana, ahead of its launch from Kourou on an Ariane 5.

Airbus and TAS are jointly responsible for building TIBA-1 and delivering it in orbit.

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ATS selects Hughes Jupiter System

18 October 2019

Algérie Telecom Satellite (ATS) has selected the Hughes Jupiter System to provide satellite broadband services to small-to-medium enterprises (SME) and home users.  

ATS wants to develop and promote satellite telecommunications throughout Algeria, the largest country in Africa by land mass.

It will launch satellite tnternet services employing the Jupiter System, including a hub and thousands of user terminals. 

“To connect people throughout Algeria with satellite broadband service, we need a satellite platform that can deliver high performance and efficiency, with the right economics,” said Yassine Sellahi, chief executive officer, ATS.

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ND SatCom buys TECNA Suarl in Senegal

09 October 2019

The 'new' premises in Dakar

The 'new' premises in Dakar

Germany-based ND SatCom, a supplier of and integrator for satellite communication systems and solutions, has established a presence in west Africa with the acquisition of Senegalese satellite transmission and radio telecommunications solutions provider, TECNA Suarl.

With new business opportunities opening up for the former in west Africa, Dakar will give it a solid base to work from.

ND SatCom described the acquisition as a “strategic move to further enhance outreach and interaction between the company and its customers, partners and the leading communication companies in the West Africa region”.

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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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