Arabsat


Arabasat and Siemens partner on Saudi CSM

Arabsat has partnered with Siemens Convergence Creators to install a new communication system monitoring (CSM) at its Dirab Earth Station near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The system will monitor all traffic within the Arabsat satellite fleet and is intended to provide a round the clock monitoring cycle for radio frequency and quality of service measurements.

Arabsat teams up with Santander Teleport for Africa C-band

Middle 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 […]

CETel teams up with Arabsat for Africa C-band initiative

Teleport operator CETel has teamed up with Middle East satellite operator Arabsat to build a joint earth station for C-band services in Africa. The agreement covers the use of CETel’s teleport facilities, network and broadband services as well as solution design across Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Central Asia for C-band use on Arabsat’s […]

Arabsat completes Saudi hub upgrade for STC

Middle East satellite operator Arabsat has completed the implementation of a project with Saudi telco STC to to renew and upgrade the latter’s satellite hub in Riyadh, with the goal of supporting STC’s position in providing premium satellite communication and broadband services to both private and governmental sectors. “The multi-million dollars renewal allows reliable communications […]

Selevision teams with Arabsat to launch Middle East HbbTV platform

Saudi Arabia-based technology provider Selevision has teamed up with satellite operator Arabsat to launch what the pair say will be the first HbbTV-based service in Middle East and North Africa region. The Service will be provided to Arabsat customers from Jordan Media City, via service provider Du in the UAE and via Overon in Spain. […]

Arabsat-owned Hellas-sat to launch joint satellite with Inmarsat

Hellas-sat, a majority owned subsidiary of Arabsat, has signed an agreement with Inmarsat to launch a joint satellite at 39° East. The satellite, which is due to be launched in 2016 will run two missions: to replace the existing Hellas-sat 2 satellite; and to offer aviation passenger connectivity services across Europe. Hellas-sat 2 will be […]

BBC condemns Ethiopian jamming of Arabsat

The BBC, along with representatives of Germany’s Deutsche Welle, France 24 and Voice of America has condemned Ethiopia’s jamming of its signals from the Arabsat platform at 26° East. BBC World Service acting director Liliane Landor condemned what the BBC described as a flagrant violation of international procedures. “The BBC calls upon the Ethiopian authorities […]

Arabsat complains of jamming from Ethiopia

Middle East satellite operator Arabsat has complained that a number of channels on its platform have been subject to jamming from Ethiopia over the last week. According to Arabsat, its engineers have identified Ethiopia as the source of the problem which has targeted a number of Arabsat bouquets. Arabsat does not carry either Ethiopian or […]

Arabsat issues RFP for four new satellites

Middle East satellite operator Arabsat has issued a request for proposals for the procurement of four new satellites – HS3, HS4, AR6E and AR6A. The new craft will be positioned at three different orbital locations covering the Middle East, African, Asian and European markets and expected to include high-power DTH beams in the Ku-band and […]

Arabsat and Telesat sign commercial satellite agreement

Middle East satellite operator Arabsat and Canada’s Telesat have signed a commercial agreement that will see Telesat use a lifetime Ku-band payload on a the new satellite Hellas-sat-4.  Arabsat, which agreed to buy Hellas Sat for €208 million last year, is expected to launch Hellas-sat-4 in 2017 at 39 degrees East. Under the terms of the […]