SES and du demo satellite-enabled 5G backhaul

SES and du demo satellite-enabled 5G backhaul

Satellite operator SES and du from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), a leading telecom operator in the United Arab Emirates, say they have successfully demonstrated the first satellite-enabled 5G backhaul in the Middle East utilising SES’s medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites.

Iridium plans direct-to-smartphone satellite service

Iridium plans direct-to-smartphone satellite service

While it doesn’t seem to be region-specific, the widely reported news that satellite operator Iridium is entering into a service agreement for a direct-to-smartphone satellite service could be significant for many territories in both the developing and developed world.

South African satcoms developer to aid agriculture 

South African satcoms developer to aid agriculture 

The first microsatellite to be manufactured in South Africa since 2009 is about to be launched. Developed by local company Dragonfly Aerospace, EOS SAT-1 is due to be launched at Cape Canaveral as part of SpaceX’s Transporter-6 on Monday evening, local time.

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