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Arabsat holds its 9th Telecom forum in Tunis

An artist’s conception of ARABSAT-6A. Image courtesy of Lockheed Martin.

Arab Satellite Communication Organization-ARABSAT- is holding its 9th Telecom Forum in Tunis, Tunisia, during the period of 14th-15th February 2017. Arabsat holds its Telecom forum on a yearly basis to strengthen its professional and operational association with its valued customers. This event will provide a platform for ARABSAT customers, industry experts, technology and service providers to share their views on latest technological trends.

Eng. Mueid Al-Zahrani, Arabsat’s Chief Technology Officer said, “This occasion will be a great opportunity to present our reliable high powered capacity to deliver connectivity services to different verticals over extensive coverages in Middle East North Africa, North West Africa, Central Asia and South Africa. Our Future High Throughput Satellites (HTS) that are planned to be launched in 2018 will complement existing capacities and supply adequate bandwidth and coverage”

The 9th Telecom Forum will have various discussion panels, attended by worldwide experts where they will explore, in-depth, a range of issues pertaining to the market needs for satellite capacity to fulfill the growth of satellite-based broadband solutions, aeronautical in-flight entertainment, High Throughput Satellite (HTS) applications, and GSM Backhaul.

Founded in 1976 by the 21 member-states of the Arab League, Arabsat has been serving the growing needs of the Arab world for over 40 years, operating from its headquarters in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and two satellite control stations in Riyadh and Tunis.

Now one of the world’s top satellite operators and by far the leading satellite services provider in the Arab world, it carries over 500 TV channels, 200 radio stations, pay-tv networks and wide variety of HD channels reaching tens of millions of homes in more than 80 countries across the Middle East, Africa and Europe—including an audience of over 170 million viewers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region alone tuned into Arabsat’s video “hotspot” at 26° E.

Operating a growing fleet of owned satellites at the 20°E, 26°E, 30.5°E, 39°E and 44.5°E, ARABSAT is the only satellite operator in the MENA region offering the full spectrum of broadcast, telecommunications, and broadband services. This capacity will continue to expand with the launching of new satellites, making ARABSAT satellites’ fleet the youngest in the region.

Arabsat also maintains strategic partnerships with most of the world’s leading satellite companies and VAS integrators and with the acquisition of Hellas Sat, one of the leading telecom groups in southeastern Europe, These partnerships and acquisitions continue to expand Arabsat’s reach with new orbital slots and frequency rights, allowing customers to reach farther than ever and deliver content and state-of-the-art solutions to any end-viewers audience or business partner around the world.

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