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Pushing SD + HD To Africa Is SkyVision Via The ABS-3A Satellite
The new platforms will support  SD and HD channels in MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 encoding.
CETel Aims To Assist AMOS 5 Customers Who Have Lost Their Services
CETel provides business contingency services to all affected parties and customers.
SkyEdge II-c With X-Architecture From Gilat To Power Synertone's IPSTAR Net
The VSATs used are part of Gilat's Capricorn suite of ultra-high-speed IP routers and the network is estimated to go live within six to 12 months.
Spacecom's AMOS-5 Goes Dark... Communications + Signals Are All Lost
The company is currently employing all of its capabilities and those of its partners to re-establish communication with the satellite and at this point, does not have further information regarding the cause of this anomaly. 
Onlime To The Rescue With Solution For Amos-5's Clients... Available Capacity On AFRICASAT-1a
...offers C-band users on Amos 5, an immediate service on AFRICASAT-1a supporting IP Transit (Internet), MPLS, VPN and other corporate requirements. 
SES + Intersat To Bring Internet Services To East Africa Via NSS-12
Intersat currently serves more than 200 VSAT terminals using the SES service.
Global Train SOTM From Gilat Satellite Networks For China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation
The companies will develop a solution that will provide passengers on CRRC high-speed trains with on-the-move, satellite-based broadband Internet access.
SES Techcom + Newtec Expand Astra Connect Broadband Service + SES Drives Content Into West Africa Via Astra 2G + SES-5
The platform will broaden SES Techcom Services’ current portfolio and flexibly support different services.
Yahsat Expanded Into Africa Via Al Yah 3 Satellite + Hughes' JUPITER™ Platform
Al Yah 3, with support from Hughes, will strengthen Yahsat’s position as the world’s eighth largest operator in terms of revenue as the satellite company’s coverage will be extended to wider parts of Africa.
Dialog Between Newtec + Liquid Telecom Will Result In African VSAT Services
Liquid Telecom will use the Newtec Dialog platform to expand its service portfolio towards new markets.
Cameroon Connectivity Brought To Fruition Via Spacecom's AMOS-5 Satellite
Spacecom's hybrid solution for broadband provision is based on satellite broadband downlink and GSM uplink which enables low cost entry setup.
DataMiner's Vote Of Confidence For Two Million East Africans ... Selected To Manage Hhybrid STB Services 
...has been selected by a major service provider to manage a new network of interactive set-top boxes spanning across one of Africa’s biggest markets.
You Want This Team To Respond To Your Emergency... A New Collaboration Among Major Agencies + Technologies 
....this transport aircraft will bring to relief organizations in the immediate aftermath of humanitarian disasters.
Twin TWTA Agreements For Comtech Xicom Technology
"Comtech Xicom Technology's amplifiers are being used for HTS applications around the globe."—Dr. Stanton Sloane, President + CEO, Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
Terralink Hub To Be Supplied By Airbus Defence and Space To PETSE
Terralink Hub will provide a fully managed service to PETSE which again provide them with the complete range of connectivity services to their local market in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Gilat Satellite Networks To Showcase Their Technologies During AfricaCom 2015
“Africa offers a great potential for growth..."—Dov Baharav, Interim CEO + Chairman of the Board, Gilat.
BADR Just Got Better...As Arabsat 6B Telecommunication Satellite Launches From Ariane 5 Rocket
 ...the first in Arabsat’s 6th generation of satellites, will be co-located with Arabsat satellites at the 26 degrees East video hot spot known as BADR.
McMurdo Bumps Up Satellite-Based S + R Ecosystem... SARBE CommLink Includes Military...Saves More Lives
This helps to streamline the entire rescue process, resulting in faster casualty analysis, expedited medical response and more lives saved.
Arianespace's Record Year Just Keeps Getting BADR + Better
Arabsat-6B, to be renamed BADR-7 once in orbit, will be the ninth satellite orbited by Arianespace for use by the operator Arabsat, based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Gilat's Webinar Addresses The New Revolution... High Throughput Satellites...Is Your Network Ready For Opportunities?
Multi-spot beams are reshaping the value chain and more capacity is becoming available to service new markets. At the same time, however, this poses immense challenges for the ground segment architecture.