Category Archives: DTH

Dalkom signed deal with Intelsat to expand DTH services in Africa and Middle East

Intelsat announced that Dalkom Somalia has agreed for satellite services to expand its broadband and Direct-to-Home (DTH) services in East and Central Africa as well as the Middle East. The privately-owned operator based in Somalia signed a multi-year agreement with the firm and will export its broadband enterprise networks to South Sudan and Democratic Republic [...]

E’shailSat to broadcast in 4K in MENA

EshailSat, the satellite company of Qatar, is all in to boost its content portfolio in Ultra High Definition (UDH) for its broadcasting client. Showcasing Live transmission of UHD channel with the EshailSat satellite, the company uses technologies like HEVC encoding and DVB-S2X modulation. It also provides 4K UHD services for news and sports channels that [...]

Du to introduce DTH platform in HD with Eutelsat 7W

Du, the Integrated Telecommunications Company, is launching its new HD DTH platform in the Middle East and North Africa region.  The company will be using the DVB-S2 transponder which has been leased recently on Eutelsats 7W satellite. The new development has been optimized for the rapid growth of the regions markets. Fahad AlHassawi, chief commercial [...]

Ooredoo introduces its 10Gbps service in Middle East

Ooredoo, the Qatari based telecommunications company, has launched its 10Gbps fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service in the Middle East region, most specifically in Qatar. A broader commercial rollout of the service will be followed in the coming months. Waleed Al Sayed, Chief Executive Officer of Ooredoo Qatar: Were delighted to be officially launching our 10Gpbs fibre service [...]

Arabsat and Globecast partners to introduce TRT World HD

Arabsat, the communications satellite operator in Saudi Arabia is linking up with Globecast, the global solutions provider, to launch TRT World in high definition on Arabsats Badr-6 satellite at 26o E. Globecast will provide connectivity through its seamless fibre network and Paris NOC to enable the uplink of the TRT news platform (from Turkey) to [...]

Vumatel fibre travels to KwaZulu-Natal

Vumatel, the fibre-to-the-home broadband provider in South Africa, is expanding its activities over KwaZulu-Natal market upon acquiring Estate Connexions (ECX), the Durban-based fibre company. Commenting upon the acquisition, Niel Schoeman, the CEO of Vumatel, said: The acquisition allows Vuma to develop a footprint in Kwa-Zulu Natal and contributes towards our vision of building a connected [...]

Platco opts for Nagra to protect OpenView HD’s content  

  Platco, the South African direct-to-home (DTH) service provider has chosen Nagras cardless content protection solution for its OpenView HD platform which is the free HD satellite TV service. The cardless technology, NAGRA ENABLE will allow the basic control of the free-to-airs content of the operator and will ensure that licensing rules of the content [...]

Liquid Telecom opts for Harmonic Headend solution for DTH service in Africa

Liquid Telecom is planning to launch a fully managed service headend for a new direct-to-home (DTH) provider in Africa. The multi service provider has opted for Harmonics HEVC Headend Solution for this upcoming project.   After having chosen EUTELSAT 7B satellite to service its new broadcast requirement for DTH services across the African continent, Liquid [...]