When will fibre replace satellite?

A perspective on the need for satellite networks for Africa.

Jan 29, 2018

Yahsat launches new satellite for Africa

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.

Dec 5, 2017

Ellies earnings swing to profit

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.

Nov 6, 2017

AMOS-17 satellite ready for production

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

Aug 10, 2017

Chinese quantum satellite sends 'unbreakable' code

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.

Feb 1, 2017

Intelsat 33e launches, extending African coverage

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

Sep 22, 2016

Satellite tracking could prevent airplane disappearances

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

Jul 25, 2016

Integration of ICT sectors key to success

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

Sep 28, 2015

Sentech-Intelsat to expand African digital TV

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

Jun 12, 2015

Facebook ditches satellite idea

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

Jan 13, 2015

SES, Luxembourg plan satellite launch

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


SKA, Vox partnership connects rural areas

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

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