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SES announced Gilat and ST Engineering iDirect as its latest technology partners who will be developing the core infrastructure modem platforms for O3b mPOWER, SES’s ground-breaking non-geostationary-satellite orbit (NGSO) communications system.

Read more: SES seals new partnerships to expand their NGSO communications system

“Potential”, “digital growth” and “new revenues” are three keywords characterizing Nigeria’s telecom market. That’s according to mobile technology company, Upstream, who helped kick off the first virtual NigeriaCom 2020. During the event, Upstream Deputy CEO, Kostas Kastanis, shared his thoughts on the future of Nigerian telecoms and how to accelerate digital growth in the region.

Read more: “MNOs need new revenue streams to safeguard their future” – Upstream Deputy CEO, Kostas Kastanis

The RIPE NCC recently organised a special webinar on Internet governance and its impact on the economy. The RIPE NCC offered the free virtual session to the Internet community as part of its move to increase awareness about Internet governance – a topic that is proving to be important and timely as the COVID-19 pandemic highlights even further how essential the Internet has become to our societies, economies and public and private lives.

Read more: Ripe NCC increases awareness about Internet governance in a virtual session

The Agency for Air Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar, ASECNA (https://ASECNAonline.asecna.aero), has started to broadcast a SBAS (Satellite-Based Augmentation System) signal over Africa & Indian Ocean (AFI) region, providing the first SBAS open service in this part of the world via NIGCOMSAT-1R Satellite managed and operated by Nigerian Communications Satellite Ltd under Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy of Nigeria.

Read more: First African SBAS open service: a new era of satellite navigation performance augmentation in the...

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced that during its first quarter of fiscal 2021, its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., which is part of Comtech's Commercial Solutions segment, received a $1.0 million order for satellite ground station equipment from the largest telecommunications company in Africa.

Read more: Africa’s largest MNO contributes in $1mn satellite equipment order

West African island nation Cape Verde has begun construction of a technical station and terminal to house the EllaLink submarine cable at Praia by the end of 2020. Cape Verde had announced in 2018 plans to connect to the new fibre optic cable in order to strengthen internet connectivity in the country.

Read more: New country to connect to EllaLink submarine cable