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Successful launch of EUTELSAT KONNECT

Built by Thales Alenia Space, the EUTELSAT KONNECT communications satellite, features all-electric propulsion and operates in Ka-band

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. The separation of the all-electric satellite occurred after a…

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Eutelsat selects ground infrastructure providers for its KONNECT satellite programme

Hughes Networks Systems to supply the ground network system

General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies selected to provide sven antennas; Hughes Networks Systems to supply the ground network system Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) (www.Eutelsat.com) has chosen high-performance ground infrastructure providers to operate its future KONNECT satellite and associated broadband services: General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies has been selected to offer and…

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Successful mating of Eutelsat's KONNECT satellite payload with its all-electric platform to cover Western Europe and Africa’

An important milestone in the construction of the satellite at Thales Alenia Space facilities in Cannes

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) (www.Eutelsat.com) announces the successful mating of the platform and payload of the KONNECT satellite, conducted this week at Thales Alenia Space's facilities in Cannes. This operation is a major step in the construction of the satellite, in preparation for its launch by the end of…

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Comprehensive study of satellite television reception places Eutelsat as market leader across Nigeria, Cameroon and Ivory Coast

The face-to-face interviews were conducted with 3,000 households in Nigeria, 2,000 in Cameroun and 2,000 in Ivory Coast, representative of the population of the geographical area surveyed

A far-reaching in-depth study, led by Nielsen, of television reception throughout Nigeria, Cameroon and Ivory Coast, has positioned Eutelsat (www.Eutelsat.com) as satellite market leader within these countries. The face-to-face interviews were conducted with 3,000 households in Nigeria, 2,000 in Cameroun and 2,000 in Ivory Coast, representative of the population of…

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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

It has been two years since the digital migration deadline set by the ITU for Africa expired and yet only six African nations have completed digital transition. This slow progress is largely due to the steep challenges faced by countries with a large landmass, mountain ranges or islands that typically…