Integrasys names new global sales chief

18 October 2021

Kemper

Kemper

Integrasys has hired Jackson Kemper as its new vice president global sales and head of Americas Sales office.

With more than 25 years of experience of successful sales and business development management in the Satellite industry with a focus on satcom and communication solutions to commercial markets and global governments, Kemper has been recruited to develop the business and leading the sales teams globally.

 

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Bridging divides & disaster responses

04 October 2021

Martin Jarrold, chief of international programme development, GVF

Martin Jarrold, chief of international programme development, GVF

Since I last wrote for this column referencing the GVF-SEG webinar production partnership, our global membership continues to be represented on various webinars featuring in both the main GVF-SEG online events series (live and on-demand) and in programmes featuring GVF-organised panel discussions as streamed embedded content within third-party conferences and exhibitions.

The digital divide, long characterised only as an issue for low and middle-income developing nations is, as a result of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, now recognised as being of wider concern even for developed nations. For developing nations the emphasis in bridging the divide must be on both the availability of connectivity and its affordability, whereas for developed countries the greater weight of concern relates to availability, less so on affordability. Developed nations have their remote region connectivity gaps too. Whilst satellite has long been correctly seen as a means of solving the connectivity problem as it can be deployed anywhere, and its coverage is ubiquitous, there are many fundamental questions directed towards understanding the principal barriers to serving those on the wrong side of any digital divide, and if you want answers to such questions as these…

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Unitel Money goes live

04 October 2021

Angolan operator Unitel’s new mobile money offering, launched through its 100%-owned subsidiary Unitel Servicos de Pagamentos Moveis, has gone live.

Unitel Money is a mobile digital wallet platform, which gives users the option to send and receive money as well as make deposits and instant payments. At launch, the service will have a network of circa 1,000 agents to provide withdrawal and deposit services.

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South Africa welcomes new satellite player

04 October 2021

AAC Clyde Space, a self-proclaimed ‘new space’ company, has founded an African entity, which has been launched to capitalise on the growing market for satellite and space services across the continent.

Newly-formed AAC Space Africa will design, build and deliver space missions to the continent from its Cape Town base. It will also be the group’s centre of competence for advanced radio communication.

Initially, the team will focus on radio communication systems, in addition to sales and marketing. Furthermore, the team is expected to grow at speed in the coming 12 months to meet demand from the African space economy – according to experts, it is set to grow to US$10bn by 2024.

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