Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, announced that Saudi Telecommunication Company (STC) has extended its relationship with Intelsat to use the company’s satellite solutions to support operations for the largest oil and gas producer in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Under a multi-year agreement, STC, the largest telecom operator in Saudi Arabia, will use connectivity provided by Intelsat 10-02, located at 1° West, to provide satellite services to the oil and gas sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
In 2016, STC and Intelsat continue to expand their relationship to support the growth of the VSAT sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The telecom operator uses multiple satellites in Intelsat’s Globalized Network to provide high-quality broadband networking for corporate customers in the banking, government and oil and gas sectors operating throughout the Middle East and Asia.
“The operations of oil and gas companies are important to Saudi Arabia and the global economy, and reliable broadband communications are a vital part of the sector’s daily operations,” said Walid Al Wabel, General Manager, Operations Management, STC. “Intelsat has been a valuable partner in our support of major oil and gas clients, delivering the satellite connectivity that ensures broadband services are always available. With Intelsat’s continued support, STC has the best available satellite infrastructure integrated into our network, allowing us to deliver the highest quality services to our enterprise customers regardless of location.”
“Demand for VSAT connectivity in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East remains strong, demonstrating that satellite is the best option for delivering reliable communications services to large enterprises with hundreds of locations spread across vast and sometimes remote areas,“ said Shahrokh Khanzadeh-Amiri, Intelsat’s Director of Sales, Middle East and North Africa. “Intelsat’s continuous efforts to improve its technology make sure end users can take advantage of the latest VSAT applications available. By selecting Intelsat again, STC validates our commitment to finding the best possible solution to support current and future requirements. This network exemplifies the enduring role that Intelsat and its customers play in connecting people and businesses in the Middle East and around the globe.”