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Qatar’s Ooredoo, Arabsat ink deal on satellite communications

Ahmad Abdulaziz al-Neama, chief sales and service officer, Ooredoo Qatar and Wael al-Buti, director, sales and customer service at Arabsat, signing the strategic cooperation agreement between the two companies. Photograph courtesy of Ooredoo.
Ahmad Abdulaziz al-Neama, chief sales and service officer, Ooredoo Qatar and Wael al-Buti, director, sales and customer service at Arabsat, signing the strategic cooperation agreement between the two companies. Photograph courtesy of Ooredoo.

Qatari telecommunications company Ooredoo and the Arab Satellite Communications Organization – Arabsat – recently inked a deal pledging each other to cooperate on satellite communications across the Middle East.

In particular, Ooredoo and Arabsat intend to develop new services and products for the rapidly growing Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) market throughout the region.

VSAT services provide Internet access via a small and highly affordable satellite dish, and are used by retailers for sales processing and transactions, data processing, and high-speed Internet access for businesses.

At the signing of the strategic partnership, Ooredoo Qatar CEO Waleed Mohamed al-Sayed said, “Ooredoo continues to grow our global network of world-class partners in every area, as we look to increase the range and diversity of ICT services that we offer. As one of the world’s top satellite operators, Arabsat has developed a reputation for delivering cutting-edge services, so we see strong potential to work with them to deliver robust solutions for our customers.”

Khalid Balkheyour, Arabsat President and CEO, added, “We are very pleased to be working with Ooredoo to collaborate on the development of new and improved satellite services. As companies look for reliable global connectivity and connection, we see significant opportunities for Ooredoo and Arabsat to be their provider of choice.”

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