iSAT Africa and SES have signed a three-year agreement to deliver 4G services across East Africa, initially via the latter firm’s O3b medium earth orbit (MEO) constellation.
Panasonic Avionics Corporation (PAC), the in-flight connectivity provider, has completed the latest phase in its investment in in-flight connectivity with the activation of extreme high throughput (XTS) satellite coverage over China and the Asia Pacific region.
American aerospace manufacturer, space transportation services and communications company SpaceX plans to partner local firms to make satcom equipment in India. This is likely to include antenna systems and user terminal devices.
Smart Communications, a leading mobile services provider in the Philippines, and AST SpaceMobile, which is building a space-based cellular broadband network accessible directly by mobile phones, have signed a memorandum of understanding.
According to a recent announcement from the country’s telecoms regulator, Subtel, Chile will be the first country in Latin America to be served by Starlink, a low earth orbit (LEO) satellite internet constellation described (on its website) as ideally suited for areas of the globe where connectivity has typically been a challenge.