Satellite fleet operator Eutelsat alleges that a high-powered ground antenna located on Ethiopian territory has repeatedly jammed programming Eutelsat satellites. Arabsat of Saudi Arabia has made similar allegations, also pinpointing Ethiopia.
SATELLITE fleet operator Eutelsat said intentional interference, which accounted for just 5 percent of the disruptions to its fleet in 2010, was responsible for 15 percent of the signal disruptions in 2013.
The tripling of intentional interference events, tied in part to the expansion of Eutelsat’s fleet serving Middle Eastern and African television audiences, is unlikely to drop in 2014 with the latest round of jamming by an unidentified source in Ethiopia. Continue reading Ethiopia Accused of International Airwaves Banditry