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Thuraya + Airtel Ghana To Provide Ghanaians 100 Percent Terrestrial + Mobile Sat Connectivity
The unique agreement gives people living in rural and remote areas greater and clearer access to voice and data connectivity. 
Into West Africa Goes Comtech EF Data SATCOM Equipment
A major GSM operator in West Africa will use the equipment to support the expansion of its satellite-based GSM backhaul.
UK Space Agency + The South African Space Agency Sign MOU = Collaboration + Common Interest In Space Programs
"...which reflects the growing strength in collaboration in cutting edge science between our two countries."
Yahsat Signs Clicksat As Service Partner ... Distribute Internet Service YahCLick To Pakistan Users
Users will now be able to instantly connect to satellite broadband anywhere in the country using a compact satellite dish and modem ...
Thuraya's IP+ Assists Christian Maurer With His Red Bull X-Alps Win
"We were even more confident with the overall race because we had access to reliable data and voice communications from Thuraya IP+ wherever we were located."
A Card Created For Calling Convenience By Thuraya
"Businesses can keep commercial and personal calls completely separate, on the same terminal."—Bilal El Hamoui, CCO, Thuraya.
 Arab Advisors Group Compares Social Media Presence Of 40 Free-To-Air Satellite Channels
70 percent of the analyzed FTA channels have presence on the entire social media platforms understudy 
Thuraya Telecommunications' Bundle Of Joy...Connectivity For Le$$ 
without the worry of over-spending on company budgets, thanks to the new 75MB data bundles which include three convenient options. 
Gilat's Webinar Helps... It's Not A Fun Game When It's A Game Changer
In this webinar we will discuss how satellite backhaul answers these challenges, and allows MNOs to maintain their competitive advantage.
Space Commercial Services Aerospace Group Looks Sharp w/ TheSquare Kilometer Array (SKA)... World’s Largest Astronomy Enterprise 
...delivers systems engineering services to the pre-construction phase of the Square Kilometer Array (SKA), the world’s largest radio telescope under construction in the country. 
IAI's Heron UAV To Integrate Thales Data Link Terminal
During the flight test, both infrared and daylight videos were transmitted in real time to the ground control station, and the sensors were controlled in real time from the ground.
Bolivian Space Agency Selects Gilat...  Enables Comprehensive Connectivity Capabilities For National VSAT Platform 
“Once ABE launched its own satellite, we enabled them to become a fully integrated satellite operator.”
Arianespace Lines 'em Up For Another Launch... EUTELSAT 8 West B + Intelsat 34 
 The fourth Ariane 5 for liftoff in 2015 has begun...
Arab Advisors Group Reveal... 70 Percent Of Arab Satellite TV Channels Have Online Sites  
Spurred by the increasing uptake of the Internet service in the Arab World, many channels in the Arab TV industry have established an online presence.
Globalstar Fires Up Botswana's Gateway w/ Simplex Satellite Coverage...African Businesses Benefit + More
Much of the African continent has limited terrestrial and/or mobile infrastructure.
Nigeria Plans To Launch Indigenous Satellite By 2030
Dr. Onu advised the new Nigerian administration to look into the Assembly Integration and Testing Center (AIT) as their priority for space sector development.
Globecomm Earns US$14M... Selected By Malaysia + Indonesia's TV + Data Service Providers 
The contract awards are as varied as the company’s expertise, ranging from television program acquisition and direct-to-home (DTH) TV distribution to VSAT hubs for data networking.
West African O&G Obtain O3b Capacity Via Hermes Datacomms
“With O3b’s network, we are able to deliver high performance capacity and low latency for a superior end-user experience."—Keith Johnson, Sr. V.P., Energy, SpeedCast.
ITC Global Goes Off The Shelf w/Services... Successful Fleet Transition For Shelf Drilling's 35 Rigs 
This global VSAT solution supports a fleet of 35 jack-up drilling rigs
Es'hail 1 To Deliver Al Araby TV Network To MENA Audiences
"Es’hail 1 has been selected by Al Araby for its expansion."—Ali Ahmed Al Kuwari, CEO, Es'hailSat.