Intelsat S.A. announced the successful launch of Intelsat 39, which will provide video distribution and connectivity services for mobile network operators, enterprises, governmental entities, as well as aeronautical and maritime service providers operating in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
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The EMEA Satellite Operators Associations (ESOA) and the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance have joined forces to strengthen their relationship and to foster a closer cooperation in the area of integration of satellite solutions in the 5G ecosystem.
OSN has terminated its partnership with Netflix and plans to discontinue the streaming application from pay TV’s network platform, effective August 11, 2019.
E-Vision, a fully owned subsidiary of Etisalat, signed a strategic partnership with OSN, the region’s leading entertainment network, to obtain rights to broadcast ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on eLife TV in the UAE. Under this partnership, E-Vision further brings to Etisalat’s eLife customers the best in content from around the globe and the biggest sport events live.
SES announced its financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2019 with performance in line with SES’ expectations, continued growth in Networks’ revenue and financial outlook unchanged.
VSAT+, the ground-breaking maritime satellite service from Thuraya, will be unveiled in Europe at this year’s Nor-Shipping conference and exhibition event in Oslo, three months after its commercial launch at the annual Thuraya partner conference in Dubai.
Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, will be at the 20th Arab Radio and TV Festival being held on 28-30 June in Culture City in Tunis. The annual festival, organized by Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), aims to contribute to the development of Arab radio and television production, enhance its quality and promote innovative and meaningful trends in the industry.
Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), a leading global satellite operator based in the United Arab Emirates and wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), and Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation announced an agreement to enter into a joint venture to provide commercial Ka-band satellite broadband services in Brazil. This new venture combines Hughes experience delivering satellite networks and services in Brazil with Yahsat’s strong position and capabilities in the region. Hughes will hold the majority interest in the joint venture.
Thuraya Telecommunications Company, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), announced it is unveiling its newest smart solutions for the fast growing APAC market at CommunicAsia 2019. The role of mobile satellite communications in shaping a connected future is certainly not miniscule. By combining the power of L-band with the dexterity of GSM and the global reach of Ku, Thuraya provides users unrivalled access to voice, broadband and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications on a plethora of platforms and networks – multiplicity, being a key enabler of smart, connected technologies.
US aerospace manufacturer SpaceX which was founded by South African entrepreneur Elon Musk has successfully carried out its first commercial launch.