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Es’HailSat taps SES unit for teleport build

Ali Ahmed Al-Kuwari

Ali Ahmed Al-Kuwari

Middle East satellite company Es’HailSat has tapped SES’s TechCom unit to provide technical expertise and engineering advice for the creation of a new teleport near Doha. 

The teleport, which will be situated to the North of the Qatari capital, will provide satellite control and communications support for the Es’hail 2 satellite, and offer up-linking and reception facilities tailored for Es’hailSat’s business partners.

Es’hailSat plans to develop an end-to-end service for the Qatari stakeholders in order to fulfil Es’Hail 2’s control requirements, meet Qatari demand for DTH broadcast services and meet local demand for satcom services during the preparation for 2022 Football World cup.

During the course of the contract, SES TechCom will work together with Es’hailSat’s project management team and their selected contractors.

“We are delighted to be working on this important project with SES TechCom, a world leading company with proven expertise in the design and delivery of satellite ground station facilities,” said Ali Ahmed Al-Kuwari, CEO of Es’hailsat.

“The establishment of our own teleport in Qatar is an integral part of the Es’hailSat program, giving us a secure and independent satellite infrastructure. It marks another key milestone in our plan to become a leading satellite operator and center of excellence in the MENA region.