Arabsat, the Arab satellite communications organisation, was awarded as the “best satellite operator of the year” at Satcom Africa 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. This marks the second time the operator has received the award, having been given the first at Satcom Africa 2010.
Arabsat was chosen for this year’s award after meeting certain criteria, including having made a difference to the satellite industry in Africa and offering new and innovative services.
“We are very pleased with this award, as it crowned the efforts of Arabsat to expand the geographical coverage in Africa and in all coverage areas, as well as the services offered by Arabsat through its up-to-date fleet, which is considered the youngest in the region,” says Khalid Bin Ahmed Balkhyour, President and CEO of Arabsat.
“The latest of [our fleet is] Badr -7, the first of the sixth-generation satellites, which was designed to create a new era of convergence between satellite communication and TV broadcasting. Due to be launched in 2015, it will be in at 26 degrees East.”