Arabsat is participating in the Cairo ICT Conference and Exhibition taking place at the Cairo International Fair from December 9 to 12, 2013. The pan-Arab satellite operator has chosen to take part in the event following its recent expansion efforts, which include the launching of new satellites which cover the entire African continent, explains the company.
“Our participation in Cairo ICT this year comes after Arabsat’s active expanding, as our fifth-generation satellites, which have been launched lately, are covering the entire African continent,” says Khalid Balkheyour, President and CEO of Arabsat.
“While TV broadcast, telecommunications and internet services are provided, Arabsat’s satellites also broadcast TV bouquets, some over Maghreb countries and others over the whole African continent. This is in addition to the existence of several ground satellite stations inside the African continent that contact European and Asian satellite ground stations for internet services and mobile networking.”
Arabsat has also signed contracts for sixth-generation satellites, which will significantly provide extra satellite capacity for all of Africa as well as other potential markets with full in-orbit back-up.
“Arabsat will also showcase Badr-7 satellite capabilities, which were taken into account when designed to be provided with the state-of-art broadcasting technology that will inaugurate a new era in combining satellite broadcasting and telecommunications services. Badr-7 is expected to be launched by the end of 2015 to cover the Middle East and central Asia from Arabsat’s exclusive Hotspot at 26 degrees East,” says Balkheyour.
According to Balkheyour, the Saudi-based operator is working on additional crucial operations.
“We are currently working hard on several important strategic projects to operate our orbital positions and keep up with the increasing demand of our customers’ needs. [This will enable] Arabsat to always remain the best choice to provide all its customers’ needs in satellite broadcasting and telecommunication services.”