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Milsatcom Middle East Conference Days: 24 - 25 February 2015
Middle East Military Space Symposium: 26 February 2015
Ritz Carlton Grand Canal, Abu Dhabi, UAE


Yahsat provides multipurpose satellite solutions (government and commercial) for broadband, broadcast, government, and communications use across the Middle East, Africa, and Europe in addition to Central and South West Asia. Based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and wholly owned by Mubadala Development Company PJSC, the investment vehicle of the Government of Abu Dhabi, Yahsat is the first company in the Middle East and Africa to offer multi-purpose satellite services including:

  • YahClick - offers satellite internet for home and business
  • YahService - offers managed solutions and government capacity
  • YahLink - offers IP trunking solutions, corporate networking and backhauling capacity
  • Yahlive – a joint venture between Yahsat and SES, offers premium services to broadcasters and a select choice of TV channels

Yahsat’s first satellite Y1A was successfully launched in April 2011, and the company’s second satellite Y1B was successfully launched in April 2012. Yahsat has announced the manufacturing of its third satellite, Al Yah 3, planned for launch in Q4 2016, extending their commercial Ka-band coverage across additional markets in Africa, which will reach over 60% of the population, as well as its first entry in to Brazil, where it will cover over 95% of the population.

For more information visit www.yahsat.ae or www.mubadala.ae



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TRA, as determined by its mandate, is entrusted with a wide range of responsibilities relating to the Telecommunications and Information Technology Sector, both within and outside the UAE. According to the UAE Federal Telecom Law No. (3) for the Year 2003 and its amendments, TRA is to exercise its functions and powers and under this law and its Executive Order to:

  • Ensure that the telecommunications services provided throughout the state, are sufficient to satisfy the public demands of those who wish to make use of such services.
  • Encourage, promote and develop the telecommunications and information technology industries in the state.
  • Promote and enhance the telecommunications system in the state as indicated by the development and the establishment of industry related training institutions and through the availability of the latest apparatus, equipment, and facilities provided by telecommunications technologies.

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The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) is a strategic government initiative launched in 2006 to promote scientific innovation and advanced technology in the UAE. EIAST aims to create a competitive base for human skills development, position Dubai as a science and technology hub and establish international collaborations. EIAST conducts research on fog forecast; predicting sand storms; quality of water; and studies on ways to improve the clarity of satellite pictures. EIAST is closely working with UAE universities on different educational areas, such as resolution enhancement, quality improvement and detection of algorithms for different phenomena’s in the image.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 113,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2013 were $45.4 billion.

Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs some 40,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €14 billion per year.

Thales is a global technology leader in the Aerospace, Transportation and Defence & Security markets. In 2013, the company generated revenues of €14.2 billion with 65,000 employees in 56 countries. With its 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the world working with customers and local partners.

GATR manufactures deployable inflatable satellite communication terminals (1.2m, 1.8m, 2.4m, and 4m). GATR’s unique inflatable design enables deployment of high-bandwidth terminals in as few as two cases (1 case for the 1.2m), making it ideal for first-in deployments and remote applications. The GATR has been used all over the globe by U.S. and allied military, public safety, humanitarian aid, and broadcast sectors at Ku-, C-, and WGS certified X- and Ka-band for all types of data transmission, voice communication, video relay and other IP enabled activities. GATR’s antennas perform like rigid deployable antennas of the same size, but provide up to 85% reduction in the logistical size/weight of those systems. For more information visit www.GATR.com

Located in Palo Alto, California, SSL has a long history of delivering reliable satellites and spacecraft systems for commercial and government customers around the world. As a leading provider of commercial satellites, with more commercial capacity on orbit than any other manufacturer, the company works closely with satellite operators to provide spacecraft for a broad range of services including direct-to-home television, digital audio radio, broadband Internet, mobile communications, Earth observation, and more. Billions of people around the world depend on SSL satellites every day. For more information, visit www.sslmda.com.


ACTIA Telecom is the telecommunication division of ACTIA Group (300M€, more than 2600 people). ACTIA Telecom is a company expert on high added value product and systems design and manufacturing for the telecom business. ACTIA telecom is organized around four Operational Units in the following skills:

  • Broadcast - Railway/Transport (BFT)
  • Energy - Aeronautic/Defense (EAD)
  • Telecom Networks Infrastructures (IRT)
  • Satellite Communication (SATCOM)

With more than 40 years’ experience in the SATCOM business, ACTIA Telecom is proud to offer its customers around the world advanced technical solutions, with high quality and best value in three excellence domains:

  • Manufacturing of Amplifiers and RF Sub-systems for integrators
  • Turn-key Earth Stations Integration for commercial and governmental operators
  • Turn-key networks for monitoring, VoIP, data applications for operators and governmental organization.

For more information: http://www.actia.com


Aiming to be one of the leading management consultancy firms in the region, Ideanco offers bespoke strategy consultancy service to both private and public sectors including the AEROSPACE sector. Ideanco is a fully integrated consulting firm founded in 1999 with offices in New York, Abu Dhabi and Beirut.


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