Fibre in the sky for ‘the other three billion’


O3b Networks, a Google-backed satellite company aimed at supporting super-fast broadband connections to Africa and other emerging markets, revealed late last year that it has raised $1.18bn in financing to finally bring the service on line by the first half of 2013.

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Oil and gas GPS equipment tracking in West Africa


Geoforce, Inc. recently launched GPS equipment tracking services covering offshore and onshore oil and gas operations in West Africa. The company’s award-winning service combines satellite tracking devices with web-based software to allow users to locate, manage, and receive movement alerts for high value mobile equipment such as cargo baskets, containers, tanks, rental equipment, service equipment, vehicles, and vessels.

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Driving satellite connectivity in Africa

Global satellite operator SES S.A. plans to expand its presence in Africa by providing much needed additional capacity to the continent, as well as adding staff and new local offices to foster long-term customer relationships in order to meet the diverse needs of Africa’s numerous markets, with the launch of at least five additional satellites with capacity dedicated to providing services to customers in Africa.

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Global provider enhances corporate solutions throughout Africa

SkyVision Global Networks LLC has announced enhanced satellite and fibre services to support the company’s range of corporate solutions throughout Africa.

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VSAT network to provide telecommunication services on maritime vessels

The Russian national satellite operator, Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC), and the public corporation Yuzhmorrybflot, which belongs to the Group of Companies Primrybsnab, have concluded the contract on providing the satellite communications services.

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