Satellite operators Arabsat and Permira-owned ABS have struck a deal whereby Arabsat will use additional capacity on ABS-3A, mostly for data services.
The expansion capacity agreement on ABS-3A for a multi-transponder, multiyear deal for Ku-band payload will see Arabsat take capacity for different customer networks within the Middle East and North Africa regions in particular Saudi Arabia.
ABS-3A, which launched at the end of August, features 48 C and Ku-band transponders and is equipped with beams to support markets in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa regions.
“We are very pleased to be collaborating again with Arabsat as a reliable valued partner in supporting their business growth in the MENA region. This new contract reiterates Arabsat’s confidence in ABS to support their business plan for this expanding market. We look forward to continually strengthening our relationship with Arabsat in the future,” said Tom Choi, CEO of ABS.
Khalid Balkheyour, president and CEO of Arabsat said “We are very pleased to be working with ABS again and further build on our fruitful partnership. This agreement will enable Arabsat to expand its customer base and provide more options and solutions.”