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.
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YahClick, the leading satellite broadband service from UAE-based global satellite operator Yahsat and its partner Hughes Network Systems, will showcase a portfolio of transformative satellite services at CABSAT 2019. The service will place a particular emphasis on its suite of e-Learning and e-Health solutions.
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.
Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a subsidiary of the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), has announced that its ground-breaking maritime satellite service, Thuraya VSAT+, is now commercially available from IEC Telecom.
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.
His Highness Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director General of Dubai Department of Information, opened the 25th edition of CABSAT – the definitive event for broadcast media and entertainment content across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA).
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.
The global Entertainment and Media (E&M) industry is in the midst of a significant shift as viewers demand a more personalised experience, both in terms of the content they consume and their platform of choice. The fast-paced development of mobile and streaming technologies have sparked a marked shift in consumer behaviour, thrusting the industry into an era analysts are referring to as Convergence 3.0. In this new wave of entertainment, technology is giving a voice to the consumer and that voice is clear - viewers are demanding bespoke content that they can consume anytime, anywhere. With expectations at an all-time high, the E&M industry must adapt to meet the brief.
US aerospace manufacturer SpaceX which was founded by South African entrepreneur Elon Musk has successfully carried out its first commercial launch.
Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, announced that its recently launched satellite, Es’hail-2, entered commercial service to serve government, broadcast and telecommunications sectors in Middle East and North Africa.