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Nigeria orders 2 satellites from China

Nigeria orders 2 satellites from China

Nigeria’s minister of communications, Adebayo Shittu, says that Nigeria is ordering two communications satellites from China, and will pay $550 million (€456m) for the pair. China would part-own the satellites.…

IPTV reaches 6.7m subs in SE Asia

As any other Asian regions, South East Asian markets consist mainly of cable and satellite connections. However, Dataxis noticed the increasing share of IPTV subscribers in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia,…

Extreme challenges for Avanti Comms

Troubled specialist satellite operator Avanti used the Christmas break to issue its slew of bad news contained within its end-of-year results. December 27th saw the statement unveiled, for its trading…

Spacecom expands Nepal deal

Spacecom, the operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, has announced that Nepal’s Dish Media Network has furthered its long-term connection on the AMOS-4 satellite with a contract for more capacity.…

Is compression causing depression?

A major report from investment bank Exane/BNPP and which looks at Europe’s two satellite giants, SES and Eutelsat, says that both operators are suffering because of weak video demand during…

Ariane reusable rockets on schedule

Arianespace says it will launch its first test flight of its ‘next generation’ reusable Ariane 6 rocket in 2020. This launch will be of its ‘basic’ Ariane 62 version. Two more…

5,000 ‘small’ satellites to launch in next 10 years

Some 5000 smallish satellites are forecast to be launched in the next decade, according to data in a report (Small Satellite Markets, 4th Edition) from Northern Sky Research (NSR). While…

All Media signs SES transponder deal

All Media signs SES transponder deal

Pay-TV broadcaster All Media Baltics has signed a multi-transponder deal with SES to carry a bouquet of its channels on Astra 4A. All Media Baltics was created in October 2017…

Eutelsat: ‘Well placed for future’

Executives at Eutelsat have suggested the satellite operator is well placed to benefit from future connectivity, with satellite having the potential to be on a par with IPTV distribution in…

Satellite ‘space tug’ gets approval

An Intelsat-backed scheme to service one of its older orbiting satellites has been given an outline go-ahead by the FCC. The reported plan is for satellite builder Orbital-ATK to deploy…