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Abu Dhabi Media Broadcast Subsidiary Wins Technology Award

Abu Dhabi Media Co.’s wholly-owned broadcast subsidiary, LIVE, has won the award for technology implementation of the year at the 2009 Digital Studio Industry Leadership Awards, Abu Dhabi Media Co. announced Mar. 5.     The Digital Studio Industry Leadership Award acknowledges the efforts of individuals and companies that have contributed to the growth of the […]

By | March 5, 2009

SmartSat Looking at Three Finalists for Satellite Manufacturing Contract

SmartSat is set to make a decision in the next three months on who will manufacture its satellite, Khaled Derbas, chairman of SmartSat, told the CABSAT e-Daily. The shortlist has now been whittled down to three manufacturers: Thales Alenia Space, Orbital Sciences and Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), and SmartSat is in negotiations with all three players. […]

By | March 5, 2009

New Operators Likely to Have Impact on Middle East Market

The two biggest booths on the Satellite MENA 2009 show floor belonged to SmartSat and YahSat, two satellite operators without any hardware in orbit. Normally that strikes me as a warning sign: The company with the flashiest booth is trying to draw attention away from the fact that they don’t actually have anything to offer […]

By | March 5, 2009

Yahsat CEO Sees Bright Future as Company Moves Toward Launch

Al Yah Satellite Communications Co. (Yahsat) has one of the most ambitious business plans of any new satellite operator around the globe. The company signed deals in August 2007 with EADS Astrium and Thales Alenia Space for the buildout of a dual satellite communications system valued at more $1.6 billion. The two satellites are scheduled […]

By | March 5, 2009

XipLink Adds ProLogix to Value-Added Service Distribution Network

XipLink has added Dubai-based Prologix to its global network of value-added distributors, XipLink announced Mar. 4.     Prologix will provide delivery and logistics support for XipLink’s XA series of appliances and the XipStick portable optimizer, unveiled Mar. 3, throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) territory.     “We can use XipLink technology in traditional […]

By | March 5, 2009

Qtel Launches IP VPN Service in Qatar

Qtel, a telecommunication solutions provider based in Qatar, has launched a new global IP Virtual Private Network (IP VPN) service for local, regional and international business, the company announced Mar. 4.     Qtel’s IP VPN service connects hard-to-reach customer sites with a single link, supported by its network partners including Reliance Globalcom, SingTel and Tawasul […]

By | March 5, 2009

Yahsat Project Receives $1.2 Billion in Financing

Allen and Overy has reached a financial close with Mubadala Development Co. and Al Yah Satellite Communications Co. (Yahsat) on the Yahsat satellite project, Allen and Overy announced Mar. 5.     The $1.8 billion project now has $1.2 billion in senior debt financing.     The project includes the two hybrid communications satellites (Yahsat 1A and […]

By | March 5, 2009

O3b Networks Picks Up Satconsult IP Trunking Deal

Satconsult, based in Ghana, has signed a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract for high speed, low latency IP trunking from O3b Networks, the company announced Mar. 4.     O3b Networks will provide their managed carrier service, Quick Start, to help Satconsult expand their services throughout East and West, sub-Saharan Africa.     “For far too long, there […]

By | March 4, 2009

GlobeCast Expands Middle Eastern Satellite, Fiber Network

GlobeCast has launched a new fiber and satellite link to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and is finalizing plans for a connection to Jordan Media City (JMC) in Amman, which is expected to go live in April, GlobeCast announced Mar. 4.     The new link will help facilitate joint ventures between the JMC and […]

By | March 4, 2009

E-Vision Launches First HD Video-On-Demand Service in UAE

E-Vision, a cable TV provider and part of Etisalat, has launched a High-Definition (HD) service offering content through HD setup boxes which are provided by the company, E-Vision announced Mar. 4.     As part of the launch, the company revealed its Videoclub service, the first video-on-demand service in the United Arab Emirates.     E-Vision also […]

By | March 4, 2009

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