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(IBC, Amsterdam, 14 September 2019): Talia, a leading communications solutions provider serving the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas, today announced that it has strengthened its long-term collaboration with the world’s top satellite operator, Arabsat, with the addition of further C-band capacity across the Middle East and Africa.
With this latest agreement, Talia adds BADR-6 services to its satellite coverage portfolio of Ka, Ku and C-band solutions while enabling the company to provide full C-band redundancy to clients in the MENA region. The strengthened collaboration also increases Talia’s capacity on Arabsat 5A, located at 30.5° East.
With wide coverage and resilience to severe heavy conditions, C-band was the first band used for satellite communications and it still plays a key role in the global telecommunication industry.
“The new capacity on Arabsat BADR-6, together with the additional capacity on Arabsat 5A, reinforces our presence in the market allowing us to expand our already vast range of satellite coverage across the region”, says Alan Afrasiab, President and CEO of Talia.
“Our continued collaboration with Arabsat is a proven example of successful partnership with a world-leading satellite operator that we are keen to nurture in the future”, adds Afrasiab.
The partnership between Talia and Arabsat is set to expand further as Talia is planning to offer uplink services on Arabsat-6A, a high-power satellite covering the MENA region which was launched by Arabsat in April 2019.
“Talia is a leading teleport, satellite and terrestrial network operator with extensive experience of the Middle East and Africa markets”, says Khalid Balkheyour, President and CEO, Arabsat. “We are delighted to further cement our partnership with Talia in order to provide even higher quality and reliable services to unconnected communities across the MENA market”, continues Balkheyour.