Satellite operators stress importance of C- band for Africa

Michel de Rosen reminded delegates that the C-band is widely used to provide vital services, including air traffic control, government and enterprise communications, disaster relief, broadcasting and internet access


ETL Systems Matrix Routers support du on its IPTV Network

Two 32 x 128 L-band Vortex Matrix systems have been installed and commissioned


Es’hail 1 starts broadcast of Al Araby TV

Al Araby Television Network is a new channel based in London, which aims to be a platform for Arab youth


Etisalat debuts Business Multi Share

The service allows customers to share a single data plan across multiple devices including smartphones, tablets and laptops



Latest Tech Features

  • Beaming knowledge through Satellites

    Yazmi has called for governments across Asia, Africa and the Middle East to use its satellite-based end-to-end content delivery system to improve performance outcomes for students and teachers. Shefali Srivastava, VP Finance at Yazmi, provides an insight into the business

  • Airborne Satellite COTM

    Designing satellite airborne COTM infrastructure for the military is challenging. The end-user applications range from routine data and email through flash override VoIP, to high-definition Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) video


  • C-Band: A catalyst for African Development

    C-band spectrum is widely used throughout Africa to provide essential connectivity and capacity, particularly in remote or rural locations. This critical connectivity supports the growth of Africa’s GDP and delivers services that enhance the lives of millions

  • The Final Frontier

    With space tourism rapidly garnering quite a fan base, Clayton Vallabhan speaks with George Whitesides, CEO of Virgin Galactic, on how the company will take the first visitors into space and what this means for the future of space tourism, point-to-point transportation and more economical small satellite launches


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HEVC: The satellite industry’s answer to supporting UltraHD video delivery

Ian Trow of Harmonic says High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is the satellite industry’s answer to supporting UHDTV video delivery over bandwidth-limited networks.


Etisalat launches 4G LTE and eLife services over VSAT

This will allow customers in remote, desert and off shore areas to enjoy high-speed data and watch eLife channels over VSAT technology


The Energy Pipeline

The oil and gas industry is highly reliant on satellite communications for everything from high-speed internet to video-conferencing, and even mission-critical applications like telemedicine

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