UAE telecom operators Etisalat and du changed their service provider name to 1stUAEAstro in celebration of the journey of first Emirati astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansoori to space.
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OSN has terminated its partnership with Netflix and plans to discontinue the streaming application from pay TV’s network platform, effective August 11, 2019.
Es’hailSat is exhibiting at the annual IBC exhibition in Amsterdam, the leading platform for the broadcast, content delivery, digital media and satellite sectors across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. Es’hailSat will be showcasing Es’hail-1, Es’hail-2 and a wide range of services to be delivered through the new state of the art teleport in Doha. Es’hail-1 and Es’hail-2 are currently transmitting high quality, premium DTH television content from the 25.5°/26° E hotspot.
SES announced its financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2019 with performance in line with SES’ expectations, continued growth in Networks’ revenue and financial outlook unchanged.
Yahsat, the UAE’s leading global satellite operator and Thuraya, its mobile satellite services subsidiary will showcase their latest military and government communication capabilities at DSEI, a premier defence exhibition in London, from September 10 to 13.
Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, will be at the 20th Arab Radio and TV Festival being held on 28-30 June in Culture City in Tunis. The annual festival, organized by Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), aims to contribute to the development of Arab radio and television production, enhance its quality and promote innovative and meaningful trends in the industry.
SES's latest solution, which will be showcased at IBC2019 in Amsterdam, synchronizes over-the-top (OTT) and satellite broadcasts by delivering IP signals to OTT platforms as fast as satellite to create enhanced live viewing experiences, announced SES. The new solution, named Satellite and OTT in Sync, gives broadcasters the power to deliver a more consistent experience to viewers watching any screen, or even multiple screens, by eliminating the delay between their TV broadcast and OTT services.
Thuraya Telecommunications Company, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), announced it is unveiling its newest smart solutions for the fast growing APAC market at CommunicAsia 2019. The role of mobile satellite communications in shaping a connected future is certainly not miniscule. By combining the power of L-band with the dexterity of GSM and the global reach of Ku, Thuraya provides users unrivalled access to voice, broadband and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications on a plethora of platforms and networks – multiplicity, being a key enabler of smart, connected technologies.
Intelsat S.A. announced the successful launch of Intelsat 39, which will provide video distribution and connectivity services for mobile network operators, enterprises, governmental entities, as well as aeronautical and maritime service providers operating in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
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.