Talia Limited and Arabsat are continuing their partnership by announcing Talia’s lease of multiple transponders on the Ka-band Arabsat-5C High Throughput Satellite (HTS), located at 20 degrees East.
The multi-year agreement will offer high-quality Internet Protocol (IP) Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) services in Iraq, Kurdistan, and Afghanistan that utilise the smaller, more affordable 74cm VSAT antennas.
According to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the Middle East is one of the least Internet-connected regions in the world, with 58% of the population lacking online access.
Alan Afrasiab, President and CEO of Talia Limited, said, “Talia has operated high-quality VSAT and terrestrial services across these regions for the past 15 years. These new Ka-band services complement our existing satellite coverage on Ku- and C-band. By using the Arabsat HTS Ka-band platform we will bring new opportunities to the region with lower hardware costs and more affordable service fees. Utilising services such as this will give more people the opportunity to get online and help bridge the digital divide.”
Khalid Balkheyour, President and CEO at Arabsat, said, “We are delighted to extend our partnership with Talia who are recognised worldwide for their reliable satellite and terrestrial networks solutions. The demand for connectivity in this region has seen a continuous growth and this agreement will further cement our partners’ confidence in Arabsat to provide high-quality and reliable services.”