In brief

10 May 2019

Internet

WACREN is pleased to announce that the newly-established Liberia Research and Education Network (LRREN) has formally joined WACREN. Welcome to the WACREN and global REN community.

Eutelsat Communications has chosen ground infrastructure providers to operate its future KONNECT satellite and associated broadband services: General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies has been selected to offer and deploy seven antennas, while Hughes Network Systems (HUGHES) will provide its JUPITER ground network system. With 75 Gbps of capacity, KONNECT is a new generation multi-beam satellite scheduled for launch at the end of this year. Once in service in 2020, the all-electric satellite will serve the broadband Internet market on a large scale throughout Western Europe and Africa.