Eutelsat tracks jamming of satellites to Ethopia

by | Jun 9, 2014 | Satellites | 0 comments

The industry journal Space News reports that Eutelsat and Arabsat plan to protest to the ITU (International Telecommunications Union) over intentional satellite jamming activity which is apparently emanating from a site in Northeastern Ethiopia.  It is thought that high powered transmitter used for the jamming has been triangulated to the area by Eutelsat and Arabsat signal analysis, is principally aimed at disrupting the television broadcasts of  Oromia Media Network which is a US-based independent broadcaster aimed at Ethopian citizens and which is broadcasting from a Eutelsat communications satellite over the region.  Arabsat satellites have been similarly affected by the jamming due to their proximity to the Eutelsat satellite concerned.


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