The Somalia cabinet has approved the National ICT and Strategy as the first ICT policy framework for the country. It work in parallel with the National Development Plan, national roadmaps, and the broader vision of the government of Somalia for leveraging ICT as a driver of economic and social development. The policy aims also to strengthen the central ICT co-ordination, consistency and collaboration among public and private sectors working in the field. 

Read more: First ICT policy and strategy to be adopted in Somalia

SES's latest solution, which will be showcased at IBC2019 in Amsterdam, synchronizes over-the-top (OTT) and satellite broadcasts by delivering IP signals to OTT platforms as fast as satellite to create enhanced live viewing experiences, announced SES. The new solution, named Satellite and OTT in Sync, gives broadcasters the power to deliver a more consistent experience to viewers watching any screen, or even multiple screens, by eliminating the delay between their TV broadcast and OTT services.

Read more: SES to unveil its latest OTT and satellite solution for live experience

Most of the global internet traffic today utilizes infrastructure located primarily in the northern hemisphere to link Asia, Europe and North America. Meanwhile, the southern hemisphere, which includes parts of Asia, Africa and South America is heavily connected via links coming from the North as well. However, the traffic to the southern region currently travels a longer route which may affect the internet experience of the end users.

Read more: Angola Cables and TM Global set to transform data transfer in the southern hemisphere

On the sidelines of the 4th China-Arab States Expo, which took place recently in Ningxia, China, the Egyptian Space Agency and the China National pace Administration (CNSA) proceeded to launch the second implementation phase of the Egyptian satellite project which is the construction of “MisrSat-II”. The first phase, which took place in January 2019, focused on closing the financing.

Read more: Egypt and China kicked-off construction work for the MisrSat-II satellite