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Arabsat participates in SatCom Africa 2014

Satellite operator highlights presence across African continent, showcases Badr-7 capabilitiesrn

Arabsat is participating in the SatCom Conference and Exhibition, taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from May 20 to 21, 2014. Khalid Balkheyour, Arabsat’s President and CEO, says its participation at the event follows its increasing presence within the African market.

“Our recently launched fifth-generation satellites cover the entire African continent, through which TV broadcast, telecommunications and internet services are provided. Arabsat’s satellites also broadcast TV bouquets, some over Maghreb countries while others are broadcast over the whole African continent, in addition to linking several ground satellite stations in Africa to European and Asian ground stations for internet services and mobile networking,” said Balkheyour.

“Furthermore, Arabsat has started its sixth-generation satellite project, which will greatly increase satellite capacity for all of Africa with full in-orbit back-up.”

At the event, Arabsat will showcases its Badr-7 satellite capabilities, which Balkheyour says were designed to be “provided with 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,” he says. “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, so that Arabsat will always remain the best choice to provide all its customers’ needs in satellite broadcasting and telecommunication services.”