Successful launch of EUTELSAT KONNECT
The EUTELSAT KONNECT satellite was successfully launched into Geostationary Transfer Orbit by Arianespace using an Ariane 5 rocket that lifted off from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, at 9.05 pm Universal Time (10.05 pm CET) on January 16.
Eutelsat’s KONNECT satellite ready to ship to launch site
The all-electric KONNECT communications satellite built by Thales Alenia Space, the joint company between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), for the international operator Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) is now undergoing final preparation prior to being shipped to the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, for a launch planned mid-January 2020.
Eutelsat announces first signing of Eutelsat CIRRUS solution on the African continent with Orao Telecom Congo
On the inaugural day of AfricaCom 2019, Eutelsat Communications announces a multiyear contract signature with Orao Telecom Congo for video capacity aboard one of its satellites located at 7° East, a privileged position for Africa. In a first for the African continent, Orao Telecom Congo has also signed up to Eutelsat CIRRUS; Eutelsat’s hybrid satellite/OTT delivery of channels.
GLOBAL Technologies selects Eutelsat to support West Africa Power Pool project
Paris, 4 July 2019 - Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) has secured a multi-year contract with GLOBAL Technologies for C-band capacity on its EUTELSAT 10A satellite to provide connectivity and communications for the West Africa Power Pool Project (WAPP).
Eutelsat and Sigfox Foundation join forces to protect rhinos through “Now Rhinos Speak” initiative
“Now Rhinos Speak” project run by Sigfox Foundation to attach GPS sensors to 3,000 rhinos and monitor nature reserves •Eutelsat providing satellite capacity to collect data retrieved from sensors • Staff in national parks and game reserves equipped for improved tracking of rhinos in fight against poaching
La Poste Sénégal picks Eutelsat to interconnect 200 post offices
Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL), one of the world’s leading satellite operators, today announced a multi-year agreement with La Poste Sénégal, the country’s public postal service company, to interconnect 200 post offices nationwide.
SATELLITE: ACCELERATING DIGITAL TRANSITION
Digital homes in Africa will grow to 75 million by 2021. Satellite and terrestrial are the two key infrastructures that will drive successful digital transition
Burkina Faso selects Eutelsat to accelerate nationwide roll-out of digital television
Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced a multi-year agreement for satellite capacity with Société burkinabè de télédiffusion (SBT), the public agency deploying DTT channels across Burkina Faso.
Mega-Choice launches news and entertainment focused TV platform in Ghana with Eutelsat
Mega-Choice Digital Network, an associate company of Crystal TV, Ghana's first private television network, today officialised the launch of its new Direct-to-Home TV service in Ghana at the International Summit on Content Management for Digital Broadcasting and Media taking place in Accra. A ten-year contract has been inked with Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) for capacity ...
BICS and Eutelsat team up to deliver satellite-based business continuity solutions for operators in Africa
BICS, a global wholesale carrier for voice, mobile data and capacity services, today announced the launch of its on-demand connectivity solution for African telecom operators, in partnership with Eutelsat, a world-leading satellite operator. Using BICS’ RouteFlex, the joint solution allows mobile operators and service providers to raise the bar of network availability ...
Eutelsat puts Africa broadband programme back on track with multi-year capacity agreement with Yahsat
Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) and Yahsat, the Abu Dhabi-based international satellite operator, have signed a multi-year capacity agreement giving Broadband for Africa, Eutelsat’s African broadband venture, access to high-performance commercial Ka-band capacity for broadband services across Sub-Saharan Africa.
EUTELSAT 7B satellite chosen by Liquid Telecom for major broadcast deal and for new enterprise customers across Africa
Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced a multi-year agreement with Liquid Telecom, a leading independent data, voice and IP provider in Africa for multiple transponders on the EUTELSAT 7B satellite.
Eutelsat selects all-electric satellite from Space Systems Loral to expand broadcasting in Africa, Middle East, Turkey
EUTELSAT 7C satellite to take capacity and flexibility at key 7° East video neighbourhood to new level Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) has entrusted Space Systems Loral (SSL) with the manufacture of a high-power broadcast satellite to serve markets in Africa, Europe, Middle East and Turkey.
Extending mobile telephony to rural areas of Sub-Saharan Africa: Eutelsat partners with Camusat to deliver turnkey solutions to mobile operators
Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Paris: ETL), one of the world's leading satellite operators, and Camusat, a market leader in implementing telecom infrastructures, today entered into a partnership agreement that will enhance turnkey connectivity solutions for mobile operators in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Eutelsat and Facebook to partner on satellite initiative to get more Africans online
Eutelsat Communications and Facebook today announce they are partnering on a new initiative that will leverage satellite technologies to get more Africans online.
EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite powered up and now in full commercial service
Eutelsat Communications announces that its new EUTELSAT 8 West B has been fully powered up and is already broadcasting TV channels to over 52 million homes in the Middle East and North Africa. Launched on August 20 by an Ariane 5 rocket, the new high-power satellite is co-located with a constellation of satellites operated by Eutelsat and Nilesat at the 7/8 degrees West neighbourhood.
CANAL+ Group chooses Eutelsat to deliver DTT services in Africa
Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced the signature of a multi-year contract with CANAL+ Overseas, the CANAL+ subsidiary in charge of broadcasting internationally and in French overseas territories. The contract is part of Africa’s ongoing move to a fully digital broadcasting environment which is one of the key technology transformations underway across the continent.
AREWA24 launches on EUTELSAT 16A satellite to expand footprint across Nigeria and surrounding regions
AREWA24, the first-of-its-kind free-to-air Hausa-language entertainment and lifestyle channel, announces a multi-year capacity lease with Eutelsat Communications on the EUTELSAT 16A satellite. Leveraging the satellite’s Ku-band footprint that sweeps across sub-Saharan Africa, the channel is shifting towards a new and higher quality of broadcasting service.
Azam Media scales up capacity with Eutelsat to expand African Pay-TV Offer
Azam Media, owned by Tanzanian conglomerate Bakhresa Group, is ramping up satellite capacity through a new transponder leased on the powerful EUTELSAT 7B satellite. Complementing capacity used on the copositioned EUTELSAT 7A satellite, it will host new services for the rapidly growing AzamTV pay-TV platform. The contract was announced today at Cabsat Dubai.
Students from Zimbabwe and Uganda shine in pan-African competition organised by MultiChoice Africa and Eutelsat
The winners of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards, the unique pan-African competition that sparks interest in science and space technology in young African students were announced tonight in Zambia. Joseph Mahiya from Zimbabwe wins essay prize. Hannah Kasule from Uganda wins poster prize.