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Azercosmos and MEASAT to provide satellite services in Africa

Azercosmos will utilise the c-band capacity of Azerspace-1/AFRICASAT-1a to provide services throughout the region.

Azercosmos has agreed with MEASAT to become the sole operator of the satellite at 46° East orbital slot — Azerspace 1.

Both parties decided to conclude the partnership to align with their new strategic direction in the space market.

Under the newly signed agreement with MEASAT, Azercosmos will utilise all of the c-band capacity of Azerspace-1/AFRICASAT-1a to provide satellite services throughout the African region.

Azercosmos will ensure the continued seamless distribution of broadcasting, data, video, and audio services to more than 100m African households, and the reliable provision of data connectivity in rural areas and emergency situations.

Mark Guthrie, Chief Commercial Officer of Azercosmos, said: “Azercosmos is proud to continue its delivery of highly reliable satellites services that enable customers to expand their opportunities in Africa.”