Middle East has been one of the early adopters of the satellite communications and broadcasting technologies. Rich in Oil&Gas, this region has been using SCPC and later VSAT channels for connecting numerous oil rigs, offshore sites, terrestrial oil transport and storage facilities. Various pipelines have been utilized SCADA applications to accumulate data from various sensors and metes long before evolvement of IoT. Satellite implementations have been later spread across the region for other enterprises, telco and even consumer grade solutions and applications.
Advanced Television: RSCC’s Express-103 satellite enters service
The Express-103 spacecraft has been put into operation, joining the orbital constellation of Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) at 96.5 ° E. All in-orbit flight tests of the service systems module and the payload of Express-103 satellite were carried out in full and with positive results.