Yahsat, a leading global satellite operator based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company, and Hughes Network Systems (HUGHES), a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation announced an agreement to enter into a joint venture to provide commercial Ka-band satellite broadband services across Africa, the Middle East and southwest Asia.

Read more: Leaders in satellite broadband solutions announce joint venture

Eutelsat Communications has ordered two new satellites from Airbus Defence and Space to replace the three existing HOTBIRD satellites at its 13° East flagship neighborhood. These all-electric high-power satellites are set to enter into service in 2022, serving Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

Read more: Eutelsat replaces three HOTBIRD satellites to enhance broadcasting quality

Irdeto announces that it has been selected by leading global satellite operator, Eutelsat as a security partner for its new Eutelsat CIRRUS hybrid platform. The new service provides a turnkey solution for Eutelsat customers, allowing them to offer Direct-to-Home (DTH) services combined with OTT services across multiple screens. Irdeto Cloaked CA will enable the secure delivery of DTH content on the platform.

Read more: Eutelsat selects security partner for its new hybrid platform

Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Executive Council announced on his twitter account that KhalifaSat, the first Emirati satellite, will be launched on October 29 from Tanegashima Space Centre in Japan.

Read more: Expect the launch of the first Emirati-made satellite soon

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a subsidiary of the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), announced that the world’s first satellite smartphone, the Thuraya X5-Touch would be available for commercial distribution in less than a month. 

Read more: World’s first satellite smartphone to be launched in stores soon

Yahsat, the UAE based satellite operator, announced today the launch of YahClick Wi-Fi Enterprise Solution in partnership with Italian Wi-Fi cloud management software provider Tanaza. The announcement coincides with the signing of an agreement between the two companies the terms of which allow Tanaza's cloud based Wi-Fi management platform to be used along with YahClick Wi-Fi Enterprise Solution across YahClick's footprint.

Read more: UAE satellite operator partners with Italian Wi-Fi software provider

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