Es’hailsat awards contract for new teleport

by Clayton Vallabhan | August 23rd, 2015
Ali Al Kuwari, CEO, Es'hailSat

Ali Al Kuwari, CEO, Es’hailSat

Es’hailSat has contracted with Promer Qatar Contracting Company W.L.L to design and build the Es’hailSat Teleport.

A dedicated 50,000 square metre site north of Doha has been chosen as the location for the new, state of the art teleport facility which will provide satellite control and communications support (TT&C) and capacity management, together with a  wide range of teleport services such as uplink, downlink, contribution, multiplexing, encoding, playout and broadcasting, tailored for our business partners.

The high-tech teleport will also provide back-up studios for TV channels and serve as a disaster-recovery facility for broadcasters.  The site will be connected with the key media broadcasters in Qatar by means of a redundant, dedicated fiber optic link.

Design for the new teleport is expected to be ready by Q1 2016 and the site build and project completed by Q1 2017.

Es’hailSat currently broadcasts premium content for news and sports channels such as Al Jazeera and beIN SPORTS.  Both Es’hail 1 and Es’hail 2, scheduled for launch in Q4 2016, have been designed with advanced anti-jamming capabilities and with a dedicated ground infrastructure Es’hailSat has the optimum solution for broadcasters in the region not only in terms of technical capabilities and performance, but also in terms of security of content.

Es’hailSat’s CEO, Ali Ahmed Al Kuwari said: “The establishment of Es’hailSat’s own teleport marks a significant milestone in our plan provide a secure and independent satellite system to meet the needs of stakeholders now and in the future. The teleport is being designed from the outset to allow for significant growth and will feature all the major requirements to provide customers with satellite ground station and platform services.”

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