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Yahsat, UAE’s flagship satellite solutions provider has announced that its dedicated government arm, Yahsat Government Solutions (“YGS”), has been awarded a AED 909.5 million (USD 247.5 million) mandate to provide enhanced managed services to the UAE government for its satellite communications capabilities. The agreement augments the previous operations and maintenance services provided, to include technology management support, from January 2022 until the end of 2026. 

Read more: Yahsat bags $248 mln UAE government contract

Intelsat, operator of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial network, and Thales Alenia Space have signed an agreement to build two software-defined satellites designed to advance Intelsat’s global fabric of software-defined GEO connectivity as part of its 5G software-defined network.

Read more: Intelsat now has four software-defined satellites in production

SES, the leader in global content connectivity solutions and smart network company Marlink, have signed a multi-year, multi-million-euro deal, which will enable Marlink’s customers to access SES’s next-generation medium earth orbit constellation (MEO) – O3b mPOWER, the two long-term partners have announced.

Read more: SES signs multi-year, multi-million-euro deal with smart network company

OneWeb, the low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications company, confirmed its successful deployment of 36 satellites by Arianespace from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. This latest launch, the Company’s twelfth overall and ninth since December 2020, brings OneWeb’s total in-orbit constellation to 394 satellites. This represents over 60 percent of OneWeb’s planned 648 LEO satellite fleet that will deliver high-speed, low-latency global connectivity.

Read more: OneWeb successfully lifts 36 satellites, counting a total of 394 to date

SES, Honeywell, and Hughes have successfully demonstrated multi-network, multi-orbit high-speed airborne connectivity for military customers that will enable government and military personnel to communicate between the ground and air more efficiently and securely.

Read more: SES, Honeywell, and Hughes deliver high-speed connectivity for defense and government

Residents of two remote Kazakhstan villages (Akterek and Beriktas) can now benefit from unprecedented internet speeds via satellite-enabled Wi-Fi, through a network set up for 30 days by SES in cooperation with the Republican center for space communications (RCSC) and AsiaNetCom, a Kazakhstan-based connectivity provider.

Read more: SES O3b satellite network brings record-breaking speed in Kazakhstan

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