Globalstar Satellite IoT device deployments double in a year

17 November 2020

Globalstar Europe Satellite services said specialist reseller Traksat has deployed over 1,200 Globalstar-enabled safety and tracking devices for humanitarian organisations in Africa and worldwide.

Prominent NGO Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is deploying SPOT Gen3 satellite messengers and SmartOne Solar IoT tracking devices to protect relief workers and support operations in several African nations. International Rescue Committee, rescue.org, headquartered in New York, uses SPOT Gen3s in numerous African countries to safeguard and track relief workers. ACTED is similarly using SPOT Gen3s in Niger.

Traksat reports dramatic uptake of its NGO-centric solution with Globalstar technology as its backbone. The number of Traksat-provided devices being used to support humanitarian efforts has doubled in the last 12 months

Traksat reports dramatic uptake of its NGO-centric solution with Globalstar technology as its backbone. The number of Traksat-provided devices being used to support humanitarian efforts has doubled in the last 12 months

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Spacecom chosen by Senegalese post post authority as ISP

11 November 2020

Spacecom has signed a multi-year contract with La Poste, the Senegalese Post Authority, which will see the former migrate the latter from its current satellite provider to the AMOS-17 and will utilise the authority's existing VSAT equipment, "assuring a quick and cost-effective process".

The communication will be via the AMOS-17’s Ku band beam and will connect La Poste’s VSAT sites to its HUB in Dakar.

Spacecom will be providing La Poste with over double its current capacity, which will not only serve its 200 remote post offices, but will provide the rural population access to Internet services for their own use. This vast increase in capacity is a huge leap forward, allowing La Poste to bridge the digital divide by providing additional services and applications to its rural customers throughout the country.

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Liquid Telecom seeks to buy back Botswanan stake

29 October 2020

Liquid Telecom is proposing to buy back Botswana Power Corporation's (BPC's) stake in Liquid Telecom Botswana, according to reports.

The pan-African telecom firm has a controlling 57.5% in Liquid Telecom Botswana and the Competition and Consumer Authority is considering its proposal to acquire the other 42.5% currently held by BPC

The government has, to date, blocked plans by BPC and Liquid Telecom to become a major internet service provider in Botswana. The deal was backed by Econet Global Limited, which is the majority shareholder in Liquid Telecom Group.

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Spacecom teams up with Gilat for satellite service development

04 September 2020

Spacecom, operator of the AMOS satellites fleet, has partnered with Gilat Telecom to develop a faster, more reliable and more cost-effective satellite service for organisations of all sizes across Africa.

The service uses Spacecom’s AMOS-17 fully digital and advanced High Throughput Satellite (HTS), on both C and Ku band and Gilat Telecom’s unique SD-WAN MAX technology.

It is available immediately and can be used for home and office connectivity including video conferences, e-health applications, e-learning, e-education amongst other things.

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