Leading Australian satellite telecommunications company Pivotel has announced the launch of the world's first satellite device that combines the Inmarsat Fleet Xpress Network Service Device (NSD) with the RedPort Optimizer Enterprise satellite router and VoIP gateway to deliver an all-in-one communications solution for maritime and satellite providers.

Read more: Pivotel and Inmarsat team up to launch game changing device

Intelsat S.A. announced the appointment of satellite industry executive Samer Halawi to Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Assuming the role effective January 9, 2018, Mr. Halawi will lead an organization spanning the Company’s global commercial operations, including the broadband, mobility, media, and government businesses, as well as the sales and marketing teams.

Read more: Intelsat appoints Samer Halawi as Chief Commercial Officer

Angola confirmed the premature death of its first national telecoms satellite, Angosat-1, which was launched in December and was expected to have a working life of 15 years. The Russian-made Angosat-1 struggled with repeated setbacks immediately after its launch from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan.

Read more: Angola loses first satellite, plans successor

Egypt hosted the 11th Arab Robotics Championship from March 23-26, dubbed one of the most powerful competitions in the Arab world in the field of robotics. The event, hosted in Sharm El Sheikh, was inaugurated by Egypt’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser ElKady and the Governor of South Sinai Khaled Fouda.

Read more: Egypt hosts 11th Arab Robotics Championship

Telecom Review is a trusted global media brand in the telecommunications industry. As the brand has expanded across regions and into new mediums (Telecom Review Summit), Telecom Review now has its own video media platform: Telecom Review TV www.telecomreview.tv The platform was launched by Telecom Review founder and CEO of Trace Media International, Toni Eid, at the 9th edition of the Telecom Review Summit from 6-7 December.

Read more: Telecom Review TV is live! Don’t miss exclusive video interviews with industry leaders and more

Consumers of telecommunications services in South Africa will witness as for next year better network quality and services thanks to the attribution of new radio frequencies for telecommunications companies, according to the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications.

Read more: New radio frequencies to be attributed to telcos in South Africa

Africa is expected to be the fastest urbanizing continent in the world by 2020, and many political leaders within the region believe the best way to be able to cope with booming urban populations is the development of newly developed ‘smart cities’.

Read more: Africa to combat urbanization by accelerating development of ‘smart cities’

Egypt’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology, H.E. Yasser ElKady, inaugurated the first phase of HitekNOFAL- Hengtong Optic, an optical fiber cables factory in Badr city, on 6 March, with joint Egyptian-Chinese investments, amounting to $30 million, within three years, between the Egyptian company HitekNOFAL and the Chinese Hengtong Group.

Read more: Egypt launches optical-fiber cable factory with Chinese investment

Following eight years of continuous success and focus on the African telecoms and ICT sector, especially in the French speaking countries of Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Senegal, Ivory Coast and in other non-French speaking African nations such as South Africa, We’re very happy to announce with our French edition, as of January, the launch of Telecom Review Africa which will cover the whole continent with bilingual content in French and English.

Read more: Telecom Review extends its coverage in the African continent

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