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CETel signs long-term extension for transponder lease on Arabsat 5A and 5C

The additional capacity is required to enlarge Geolink’s and CETel’s VSAT satellite networks and to serve the growing demand in the EMEA markets.
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As part of its strategic collaboration and long-lasting partnership with Arabsat, CETel has announced its commitment and extend a part of its capacity lease with Arabsat on the satellites Arabsat 5A at orbital position 30.5° East and Arabsat 5C at orbital position 20° East. The additional multi-year agreement reportedly embraces satellite capacity of more than two transponders.

The additional capacity is required to enlarge Geolink’s and CETel’s VSAT satellite networks and to serve the growing demand in the EMEA markets. Further, CETel detects growing interest in maritime VSAT operations and oil and gas networks. Currently, CETel provides uplink services from 9.3m/9.0m antennas from its teleport facilities in Germany and combines the coverage over Africa and the Middle East into a service based on European-based teleport fibre networks.

“For nearly a decade, CETel and Arabsat have built a strong and reliable partnership, that combines CETel’s technical expertise and quality service with Arabsat’s excellent satellite fleet to meet the demand of the of the Middle East and African markets” commented Guido Neumann, Managing Director of CETel Group.

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