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Arabsat and CETel to Offer Business Continuity Services

Arabsat’s Badr-5 satellite. Image courtesy of Airbus Defence and Space.

Arabsat and German communications solutions provider CETel are partnering to provide business continuity services across the Middle East and North Africa.

CETel specialises in end-to-end communications solutions, with an emphasis on fiber-optic cabling.

Both companies indicated that emerging Big Data requirements of clients, arising from the growing Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) capabilities, is making the need for redundancy in communications a growing commercial opportunity.

By jointly offering business continuity services to clients, both Arabsat and CETel are able to complement each other’s strengths in an expanding marketplace.

This business continuity service will initially be offered on the ARABSAT-5C satellite, located at 20° East in geostationary orbit.

“We are thrilled to include such an important service into our product and services portfolio. The requests for the provision of reliable and cost effective back-up services are permanently growing. This innovative service enables our customers to enhance their network and connectivity performance, also supporting them to further expand and secure their core businesses”, said Guido Neumann, Managing Director of CETel.

“Teaming up with Arabsat we are able to offer such a service. In our long-standing and fruitful partnership with Arabsat we have found the perfect fit for this growing and essential demand,” Neumann added.

“CETel has been our long entrusted and distinguished partner. Arabsat and CETel have always strived to provide high-quality satellite based solutions to their customers. With the ever growing requirements of permanent connectivity, the Business Continuity Solution will increase our customers’ confidence in the services provided by CETel.” said Khalid Balkheyour, President and Chief Executive Officer of Arabsat.

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