leo satellites

A new horizon for satcoms?

09 November 2018

Will low Earth orbit satellites offer the ultimate in connectivity from space? RAHIEL NASIR finds out.

On 25 June 2015, a high-profile industry group unveiled a new satellite mission which promises to completely bridge the digital divide by 2019.

In the famous Faraday Lecture Theatre at the historic Royal Institution of Great Britain in London, the heads of Airbus Group, Bharti Airtel, Hughes Network Systems, Intelsat, Virgin Group and Qualcomm revealed what was hailed as a “ground-breaking global communications system” based on a fleet of microsatellites that will orbit the planet at low altitudes.

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critical comms

Maintaining good contact

09 April 2017


While LTE looks set to dominate the market for new PMR products in the coming years, there’s still plenty of life in traditional tech, as SARA FREWEN finds out. 

Public safety applications continue to make up a major part of the critical communications industry, and analysts estimate that the installed base of public safety and security users make up 43 per cent of the PMR market.

It is this potential that is driving the established critical comms vendors to continually innovate and develop new products. 

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On the Network

Connecting the African continent

21 April 2020

Rajant has been consolidating its position as a key supplier of wireless systems to the mining industry in sub-Saharan Africa. 

For around 10 years, there have been increasing deployments in major open-pit mines, where users have experienced the resilience and reliability of Rajant’s Kinetic Mesh Networks at the heart of operations. 

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