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Global Skyware signs Eutelsat contract

Global Invacom, a provider of satellite communications equipment and electronics, has announces its wholly owned subsidiary, Global Skyware, has signed a multi-year contract for the supply of its XRE ODU platform with Eutelsat Communications. The new platform is based on the Skyware XRE 3-Watt transceiver, which begins production in Q4 2023. Equipped with zero-touch Electronic […]

September 6, 2023

Eutelsat reaches 200k in sub-Saharan Africa

In June 2022 Eutelsat, via a commitment to the ITU’s ‘Partner2Connect’ initiative, pledged to connect 1 million underserved people in sub-Saharan Africa by 2027. Eutelsat says it is well on its way to that goal having reached the 200,000 mark for connections to its Konnect WiFi hot-spots in the region. Operating over Africa, Konnect is […]

January 12, 2023By Chris Forrester

Nigeria: Eutelsat, Tizeti collaboration

Eutelsat, the satellite operator has signed a deal with Tizeti, West Africa’s pioneer solar-based internet service provider and a provider of community connectivity solutions to jointly improve broadband penetration in Nigeria, especially in underserved locations. The two companies announced during the sidelines of the AfricaCom 2022 trade fair that they will deploy Eutelsat’s KA-band satellite […]

November 9, 2022

Eutelsat sells off some Konnect clients

Portuguese legal practice Gómez-Acebo & Pombo says it has advised Eutelsat on the sale of “more than 1,000” customers using Eutelsat’s Konnect satellite. The agreement to sell the client base was reached in June. The buyer is Eurona which says the purchase expands its existing connections services in Spain, and it now enters the Portuguese […]

October 3, 2022By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat’s Konnect gains African business

Eutelsat and Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a business of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology group, have signed a multi-year, multi-beam agreement for capacity on the Eutelsat’s Konnect satellite to address the connectivity needs of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and Small Office / Home Office (SOHO) customers in Uganda, South Sudan and the Eastern regions of […]

September 15, 2022By Chris Forrester

Forecast: Satellite HTS to reach $16.8bn by 2031

September 7th saw Eutelsat’s latest craft launched, its geostationary Konnect Very High Throughput Satellite (VHTS) – capable of 500 Gb/s of multi-beam capacity. The launch coincided with a report from Northern Sky Research (NSR) forecasting that the overall geostationary and non-geostationary HTS satellite market could be worth $16.8 billion by 2031. These portions of the […]

September 9, 2022

Eutelsat Konnect VHTS launched

After a day’s delay because of poor weather, Arianespace successfully launched Eutelsat’s huge Konnect VHTS into its geostationary transfer orbit at 18.45 pm French Guiana time on September 7th. The Very High Throughput telecoms satellite (VHTS) will provide high-speed internet access throughout Europe, in particular in isolated regions with low coverage. For Arianespace it was […]

September 8, 2022By Chris Forrester

TIM tests multicast tech

TIM, the Italian telco, is testing multicast signal distribution over satellite to offer its customers high quality, live streaming – even in the country’s most remote areas. The testing, delivered through the TimVision Box in Adaptative Bit Rate (ABR) multicast mode, was developed in collaboration with Eutelsat, which owns and operates the Eutelsat Konnect satellite […]

June 27, 2022

Eutelsat, Gazprom partner to reduce greenhouse gas

Eutelsat Communications’ Konnect Russia and Gazprom MKS, a company specialising in gas conservation using mobile compressor stations, have published the results of a major cooperation project aimed at reducing the CO2 emissions of Gazprom’s gas transmission subsidiaries. The two-year programme focused on reducing the volume of vented gas during repairs on gas pipelines at 13 […]

November 17, 2021

Globacom enthusiastic about Eutelsat in Nigeria

Nigerian telecoms network provider Globacom says the recent agreement struck with Eutelsat will offer “unlimited benefits” to potential users in Nigeria. The Eutelsat Konnect project would enable the company to offer VSAT/Satellite-based internet service and satellite-based community Wifi internet service in far flung and unserved areas where access to internet services are currently a challenge. […]

November 9, 2021By Chris Forrester