Arabsat teams up with Santander Teleport for Africa C-band

Santander teleportMiddle East satellite operator Arabsat has tamed up with Santander Teleport to extend and improve communications infrastructure for the enterprise market in Africa. 

The collaboration will include Santander Teleport ground station facilities and network along with the Arabsat 5C satellite at 20° East.

Arabsat said the goal of the agreement is to provide customers in Spain, Portugal and other countries with cost-efficient and reliable communications in Africa.

Santander Teleport has made available a nine-metre C-band antenna with fully-redundant uplink chain at their satellite teleport location in Spain.

“There are a number of enterprises with businesses in African countries that have a compelling need for reliable communications to keep all their commercial and operational sites connected at all times, independently of where these are located. Countries in North and West Africa such as Mozambique, Equatorial Guinea or Angola, amongst others, are particularly important for the oil and gas, energy and financial sectors. To achieve the quality of service needed by these corporations in many of these locations can only be achieved via the coverage and reliability offered by a C-band satellite solution and a specialized, reliable and trustworthy partner such as Santander Teleport,” said David Andres, business development manager at Santander Teleport.

“Thanks to our long-standing relationship with Arabsat, we are able to provide this opportunity to help large companies with existing and new areas of reach to keep critical communications effective and cost-efficient.”

Arabsat’s deal with Santander Teleport follows another Africa-focused teleport deal with Germany-based CETel.