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ABI Research...Middle East and Africa's Commercial Telematics Subscriptions To Reach 4 Million by 2020
 
With economic growth fueled by human and natural resources in Africa and the oil and gas industry in the Middle East, opportunities exist to...
 
Airbus Defence and Space Ensures Customer Support In Europe, Middle East and Far East w/New Field Service Partners
Six more partners join Airbus Defence and Space Field Service Alliance 
 
Satcom Global Digs In The Saharan Sand... Ensures Broadcast Of Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes + Marie Curie Charity 
Last weekend, the famous explorer became the oldest Briton to complete the six day ultra-marathon raising £1m in donations for Marie Curie.
 
Thuraya Telecommunications Goes Limitless Beyond Line-Of-Sight
It allows for the transmission of real-time encrypted communications directly to an operations room or another network anywhere in the world, be it land or sea...
 
Network Orchestration From NovelSat Includes Optimization + Automation For Satellite Services
"The new NovelSat SNO helps satellite service providers comply with customer SLAs as well as to deliver bandwidth and resource optimization, all the while saving money."—Oscar Glottman, CMO, NovelSat.
 
Sevis Systems + Eutelsat...More affordable + Optimized Sat Backhaul Services For 3G + LTE In Remote Locations
“This latest solution will dramatically decrease the total cost of ownership for satellite service providers and mobile operators and further extends the scope of the professional communication services that can be delivered over KA-SAT.”
 
Service Partnership Signed By YahClick With SkyGate
"The demand for widespread access to reliable broadband Internet in the Middle East has never been greater."—David Murphy, COO, Yahsat.
 
UAE Space Agency Visits The U.S. To Strengthen Ties + To Develop Strategic Partnerships
he value of U.S. exports to the UAE in 2014 exceeded US$24 billion and more than 1,000 US companies operate in the UAE.
 
Of SatBroadcasting™ Interest: Moving On Up... Maimon To Senior Director @ SkyVision Global Networks
"Following the vast number of customers requesting broadcast services, we quickly took the steps needed to respond to their requirements."—Ori Watermann, CEO, SkyVision.
 
Good Reports Of HD TV In The Arab World
Arab Advisors research and analysis shows that the number of HD TV channels has grown by 45 percent between February 2014 and March 2015...
 
Nearly 200 Gbps Projected To Flow Over Sub-Sahara Via Satellite, According To Euroconsult Analysis
"The significant addition of satellite capacity supply has resulted in a fill rate decrease and in greater competition and pricing pressure."—Pacome Revillon, CEO, Euroconsult.
 
Gilat Releases In Rio...Takes Rapidly Deployable Cellular Backhaul Solution To LTE Latin America
 it intends to present its rapidly deployable cellular backhaul solutions at LTE Latin America 2015,
 
Of SatBroadcasting™ Interest: BGAN 'Bonded HDR' Satellite Video Broadcast Accomplished By NSSLGlobal + BBC
By ‘bonding’ two portable BGAN EXPLORER 710 satellite terminals (on Inmarsat’s satellite network), NSSLGlobal was able to deliver double the normal HDR bandwidth for this transmission.
 
Extending Satellite Services Into The Middle East + Turkey Is Avanti Communication's Goal With Balkan Telecom
"Avanti’s HYLAS 2 satellite provides extensive coverage of the major countries that we want to target.”—Hüseyin AktaÅŸ, CEO, Balkan Telekom.
 
Gilat Satcom's Amazing Village-Island Plan...Connectivity Beginning @ $1 Per Month For Rural Africa
"We have established a business plan that targets users with $1 a month to spend on telephony and is still profitable."
 
GVF Oil & Gas Communications In Brazil...Warm Weather + Cutting Edge Dialog = Win Win
The Deep Water Ocean Expanse has attracted speakers of the following major satellite industry organizations...
 
Arabsat's Dirab Earth Station Gains Siemens SIECAMS For CID + Satellite Monitoring
"Carrier ID is a global, industry-wide initiative aimed at speeding up the resolution of interference and improving the quality of service for all users of satellite communications."—Khalid Balkheyour, President & CEO, Arabsat.
 
UK Space Agency Appoints Avanti...Takes iKnowledge To 250 Rural Schools In Tanzania
The iKnowledge program will equip up to 250 schools in rural and underserved areas of Tanzania with ICT infrastructure.
 
Supernet Wins Innovation Award...Rescue + Relief Made Possible... C-COM’s iNetVu® Vehicle Mounted Auto-Acquire Antenna
...given in recognition of developing innovative communication solutions for rescue and relief organizations operating in disaster stricken areas, where other communications infrastructure is not available, or has been destroyed.
 
TS2 Satellite Brings KA-SAT Services To Iraq, Syria + Armenia Via HYLAS 2
“Our new service to Iraq, Syria and Armenia allows for downlink speeds up to 20Mbps, five times the previous maximum, using a smaller antenna."—Marcin Frackiewicz, CEO + Founder, TS2 Satellite