In brief

3 February 2017

Telecoms

Ghanaian media outlets have reported that France’s Orange Group could soon be the new owner of Millicom Ghana (Tigo), with takeover talks said to be at an advanced stage. The development follows reports last month that Tigo itself was in merger negotiations with smaller rival Airtel Ghana, suggesting that Orange could now attempt to negotiate a double deal.

 

SES has announced that Satcom Global, a leading provider of global satellite communications services to the maritime and land sectors, will become a key partner for SES. The differentiated mobility solution will form a crucial part of Satcom Global’s new Ku-band VSAT service, Aura, providing seamless, reliable and high-speed connectivity to hundreds of maritime, offshore and land customers. The agreement provides Satcom Global with seamless access to SES's satellite fleet and upcoming next generation hybrid satellites with high throughput payloads. SES will also provide a robust ground network infrastructure, enabling multi-satellite access and service integration solutions.

SES will provide Satcom Global with an open and scalable VSAT platform that allows flexibility to deliver customisable, always-on broadband connectivity.