Maldives planning to launch and operate a satellite

by Staff Reporter | December 18th, 2012 2 Comments

Communication Authority of Maldives (CAM) has issued a request for proposal for launching and operating a satellite for the Maldives as reported by Haveeru Online.

The request for proposal by the authority stated that the project is to be carried out in three phases including securing of orbital slot, manufacturing and launching of the satellite and commercial operation of the satellite

The request for proposal by the authority stated that the project is to be carried out in three phases including securing of orbital slot, manufacturing and launching of the satellite and commercial operation of the satellite.

However, it did not provide any details of estimated amount to be spent on the project.

CAM stated that the importance of a satellite had been increasing by the day as broadcasters had been increasing. CAM also stated that the prominence of a satellite has been increasing given the geographic location of Maldives and with the importance of surveillance in safeguarding the Maldivian territory in an effective manner.

The authority stated that spending on foreign satellite service providers is a financial burden and that the excess capacity was to be utilised commercially to bring in revenue to the country.

The organisation had observed the increasing use of satellites in the region especially in the broadcasting sector , CAM added.

CAM has informed that the closing time for the receipt of proposals is 1400Hrs on Thursday, 31 January 2013.

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