When will fibre replace satellite?

Apr 25, 2018

A perspective on the need for satellite networks for Africa.

Yahsat launches new satellite for Africa

Jan 29, 2018

Despite a loss of telemetry during the launch, the UAE-based operator's newest satellite will soon be able to provide connectivity to 60% of Africa.

Ellies earnings swing to profit

Dec 5, 2017

The group's turnaround strategy seems to be working as it reports half year earnings per share after reporting a loss per share a year ago.

AMOS-17 satellite ready for production

Nov 6, 2017

The satellite is specifically designed for Africa and is scheduled for launch in 2019 via SpaceX Falcon-9.

Chinese quantum satellite sends 'unbreakable' code

Aug 10, 2017

China has sent an "unbreakable" code from a satellite to Earth, marking the first time space-to-ground quantum key distribution tech has been realised.

Intelsat 33e launches, extending African coverage

Feb 1, 2017

The company's newest satellite begins service, extending coverage to millions of additional end-users around the globe - including in Africa.

Satellite tracking could prevent airplane disappearances

Sep 22, 2016

Instead of sending tracking signals to ground stations the new system would beam them to satellites.

Integration of ICT sectors key to success

Jul 25, 2016

ICT industry integration has to take place to help find solutions to technology-related challenges and build sustainable ICT industries, say ICT experts.

Sentech-Intelsat to expand African digital TV

Sep 28, 2015

The signal distributor and global satellite services firm sign a deal to boost digital TV and direct-to-home services in Africa.

Facebook ditches satellite idea

Jun 12, 2015

The social network wanted to use satellites to connect more people to the Internet, but reports indicate this has not worked out.

SES, Luxembourg plan satellite launch

Jan 13, 2015

The launch of the dedicated satellite for governmental use is planned for late 2017.

SKA, Vox partnership connects rural areas

Dec 2, 2014

Farmers will get free satellite equipment installation in an initiative aiming to minimise radio frequency interference with the telescope project.