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UAE-based XSAT authorised to distribute Iridium products in Russia

XSAT RRE anticipates good demand for Iridium products, especially for M2M applications, considering the vast Russian territory and Iridium's global coverage.

 

Gleb Larianov, Managing Director, XSAT FZE

XSAT FZE has announced that XSAT RRE has reportedly become one of the few official Iridium Communications (“Iridium Russia”) partners in the Russian Federation.

Iridium Russia had received authorisation from Russian authorities for commercial operations in the country in May 2012. XSAT RRE is a Joint-Venture between UAE-based XSAT FZE, and Russian Radio Electronics (RRE), a Russia-based electronics holding.

XSAT RRE anticipates good demand for Iridium products and services, especially for M2M applications, taking into a consideration a vast Russian territory and Iridium’s global coverage

XSAT RRE anticipates good demand for Iridium products and services, especially for M2M applications, taking into a consideration a vast Russian territory and Iridium’s global coverage.  In 2009, Iridium formed Iridium Russia to conduct business in the country due to strong regional interest in its voice and data communications capabilities.  Iridium is reportedly making a significant investments as part of its commitment to the Russian market.

“The XSAT RRE assignment as Iridium partner in Russia is a confirmation of our strategy to provide reliable services and excellent customer care worldwide. We are confident that Iridium will be a leader in the Russian mobile satellite markets and XSAT RRE will be a reliable and trustworthy partner, ” said Gleb Larionov, Managing Director, X SAT FZE.

“Russia is experiencing a rapid technological development nowadays and RRE is playing a vital role by producing unique electronics products in Russia. Iridium Next will bring the latest satellite technology and extend the connectivity available beyond that of local telecom and technology companies serving diverse Russian markets. We are excited about the prospects of our JV with X SAT,” said Alexander Alexandrovich Ivanchenko, CEO of RRE.

X SAT FZE is a United Arab Emirates-based company registered in Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai since August 2002. X SAT maintains offices in Dubai (U.A.E.), Florida (U.S.A.) and Moscow (Russia), where it manages sales in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, CIS and Americas.

X SAT’s mission, according to the official release, is to provide affordable telecommunication services in remote areas.  The company’s main activities include provisioning of Mobile Satellite Services (Iridium /Thuraya / Inmarsat /), Fixed Satellite Services (YahClick) and GSM products and services for enterprises.