Sparkle announces that its advanced connectivity solutions on SEA-ME-WE 5 are available between Palermo, Marseille, Djibouti and Singapore, and that Palermo Sicily Hub is one of the three innovative options of direct landing into open telehouses, together with Marseille and Singapore.

Read more: Sparkle supports SEA-ME-WE 5 recent launch with a full set of innovative connectivity and...

Sparkle the international services arm of Telecom Italia Group and among top 10 global operators, announces that Seabone, its worldwide Tier-1 IP Transit Service and Backbone marks its 20th anniversary since the beginning of its operations in 1996.
Read more: Sparkle's Seabone Tier-1 Global IP Transit Service and Backbone marks its 20th Anniversary

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, has donated new supplies of emergency telecommunication equipment to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) under the decade old Emergency Telecommunications support arrangement. This donation will strengthen the ITU’s capacity in natural disaster preparedness, search and rescue, and response through the use of state-of-the-art mobile satellite communication equipment.

Read more: Thuraya boosts ITU disaster preparedness and response efforts

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), a private joint stock company fully owned by Mubadala, has appointed Farhad Khan as its chief commercial officer (CCO). Farhad will assume the position and will be responsible for the overall customer operations, marketing and sales management activities of Yahsat

Read more: Yahsat appoints Farhad Khan as chief commercial officer

The UAE-based satellite operator, Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), announced implementation of the latest version of the Hughes JUPITER System, developed by Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), the world’s leading provider of broadband satellite solutions and services. The system equipped with the new DVB-S2X air interface standard, will refresh and expand the services delivered over Yahsat’s Y1B Ka-band satellite.

Read more: YAHSAT ENHANCES SERVICES ON Y1B SATELLITE WITH HUGHES JUPITER SYSTEM

Thuraya Telecommunications Company and its long-standing service partner, Xtra-Link, will join forces to co-sponsor the 25th silver anniversary yacht race from Dubai to Muscat in November.

Read more: Thuraya Telecoms and Xtra-Link to co-sponsor 25th silver anniversary Dubai to Muscat yacht race

DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, announces its participation as the Cyber Security Innovation Partner of GITEX Technology Week 2016. The technology exhibition and conference, which is the largest annual ICT gathering in the Middle East, is taking place from 16 - 20 October, 2016 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

Read more: DarkMatter set to make cyber resiliency rallying call at GITEX Technology Week 2016

Yahlive, the Abu Dhabi-based satellite joint venture between the world leading satellite operator SES and UAE satellite company Yahsat, announced on August 16 that it has signed a contract renewal with the BBC World Service. As part of the ongoing agreement, the BBC will continue the broadcast of its Persian and Arabic television channels as well as the radio programming from its Arabic and Afghan services to audiences across Yahlive's wide and culturally diverse footprint.

Read more: Yahlive renews BBC partnership to extend reach of its Arabic, Persian and Afghan services

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