Liquid Telecom teams with VT iDirect and Telesat to deliver enhanced services to businesses in Africa
Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, has entered into an arrangement with Telesat, a leading global satellite operator with extensive coverage of the EMEA region, and VT iDirect, a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology, to deliver enhanced services to enterprise customers in central and southern Africa. read more  
  INTERSAT Sets up Teleport Services in Nairobi to launch Broadband Internet on ABS-3A Satellite in Africa
With the growing demand for broadband internet services, users in Africa demand services at low entry cost including hardware and bandwidth. InterSat with ABS, can now offer Software Virtual Network Operator (SVNO) access to resellers in Africa to distribute and manage internet services at affordable pricing on both C and Ku-band. read more
  La Poste Sénégal picks Eutelsat to interconnect 200 post offices
La Poste Sénégal has chosen high-power Ku-band capacity on the EUTELSAT 7 West A satellite to support the country’s largest VSAT network. In addition to improving the performance of La Poste Sénégal’s Intranet for all employees, the new network will be used to route simple postal and banking services, including money transfers and pension withdrawals. read more
  Intelsat and Coca-Cola Partner to Promote Digital Access in Africa 
Internet access is a proven tool for stimulating economic growth in developing countries, with the World Bank reporting that a 10 percent increase in broadband penetration correlates to a 1.38 percent increase in GDP growth. With Intelsat’s satellite broadband services, connectivity can be delivered to rural areas where there is limited or no terrestrial or wireless connectivity, opening up a host of additional opportunities for social and economic development. read more
  Sat Space Africa Contracts for Additional Telesat Capacity to Meet Growing Demand for Enterprise VSAT Networks Across Africa
Telesat announced a significant expansion in their relationship with Sat Space Africa, a fast growing IP connectivity company with a large footprint across the continent, contracting for additional Ku-band capacity on Telesat’s Telstar 12 VANTAGE satellite. read more
  Spacecom's Amos-17 Satellite Successfully Completes Critical Design Review
Spacecom announced today that its AMOS-17 communication satellite has successfully completed its Critical Design Review (CDR) and entered full production. Specifically designed for the African continent and scheduled for launch in early 2019, AMOS-17 will operate from 17°E to expand and strengthen Spacecom's coverage in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. read more
  SatADSL launches Cloud-based Satellite Delivery Platform and new Ka-band services
SatADSL announced the availability of the industry’s first multi-hubs Cloud-based Satellite Delivery Platform (C-SDP), with C-, Ku- and Ka-band capability. The Service Provider has also revealed plans to launch new Ka-band services in South Africa and Zimbabwe in the first quarter of 2018 to complement its current Ku- and C-Band services. These will be extended to the rest of the African continent in the middle of 2018. read more
  CETel chooses AFRICASAT-1a for Pan-African VSAT Services
MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (“MEASAT”) announced an agreement with Central European Telecom Services GmbH (“CETel”) to provide pan-African C-band VSAT satellite services via the AFRICASAT-1a satellite at 46.0°E. read more
  SpacePath and Transtech Africa Global Sign
SpacePath has signed an agreement with Transtech Africa Global (‘TAG’) to provide sales, marketing and service support across southern Africa. The agreement includes SpacepPath’s new travelling wave tube amplifier (TWTA) range of products, covering Ka-, Ku-band and DBS systems. read more
SES Networks and CETel Provide End-to-end Connectivity for Telco in Africa
A major European telecom operator will bring connectivity to new areas across North and West Africa and enable contingency services during fibre outages using a satellite-based solution. The network is implemented by CETel, a German provider of global end-to-end communications solutions, in partnership with SES Networks, who will deliver C-band capacity on SES’s NSS-7 satellite. read more
  Newtec Boosts Banking and Backhaul in Mozambique
Newtec announced its Newtec Dialog® multiservice platform is being used by publicly-owned telecommunications specialist Teledata for hundreds of mobile backhaul (2G, 3G) and banking application sites across more
  SpeedCast International Ltd Awarded Managed Services Contract for Major Oil and Gas Operator in Equatorial Guinea
Speedcast International Limited has been selected to provide Middle Earth Orbit (MEO) Ka-band managed communications services to a production asset owned and operated by a major U.S.-based operator in Equatorial Guinea on Bioko Island, off the coast of West Africa. read more

NATURAL TV, a Turkish channel featuring health, agriculture, music and cultural content, is extending its reach to the West-African audience thanks to SES Video’s broadcasting services. Under the new agreement announced by SES, NATURAL TV will use capacity on SES’s satellite ASTRA 2G as well as uplink services from its teleport in Betzdorf, Luxembourg. read more