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

tetra

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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Interview

Ericsson talks 5G

07 April 2020

 

Mahomed Essof

Mahomed Essof

With 5G the main priority for for vendors and operators worldwide, African Wireless Communications caught up with Mahomed Essof, country manager at Ericsson South Africa to find out what the company's plans are in Africa

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