Mar. 19, 2015


Africa is represented at the international Satellite conference dubbed 'SATTELLITE 2015" taking place at the Walter Washington convention center District of Columbia USA by NIGCOMSAT. Though the global map presented has launching stations in all continents with the exception of Africa , NIGCOMSAT -1R is a hybrid geostationary satellite with 28 transponders for providing cutting edge tele-communications solutions that are reliable and cost effective . NIGCOMSAT,s Satellite Control Center [SCC] located in the corporate headquarters -Abuja , Nigeria is used for control, routine operations and management of satellites . They are also able to support the following functions ; 1 Launch support services 2 Launch and early orbit phase [LEOP] operations 3 In-orbit management of satellites with a vision to be the leading satellite operator and service provider in Africa . Some services provided are e-Government , Transponder leasing , DTH Platform , Telecommunication, Tele-education and Tele-medicine which generally refers to the use of communications and information technologies for delivery of clinical healthcare . It entails the transfer of medical information via the telecommunication network for purpose of consulting and some times remote medical procedures or examinations .
Telemedicine could be as simple as two healthcare practitioners discussing a case using satellite technology and video conferencing equipment to conduct a real-time consultation between medical specialists in two different countries leading to higher quality of care .
Dr Akwo , Thompson Ntuba