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Eng. Khalid bin Ahmed Balkheyour President & CEO of Arabsat

Arabsat and MICT sign contract for Satellite Telecommunications Capacities on 5 – C

: Monday, February 10 - 2014 @ 07:42

Arab Satellite Communications Organization – Arabsat – and Morgan for Information and Communications Technology (MICT) signed a contract where Arabsat will provide Morgan with Satellite capacities on 5-C at the orbital position 20° East, with full coverage to the African continent, in addition to Arabsat usual coverage to the Middle East and large parts of Asia and Europe.

Eng. Khalid bin Ahmed Balkheyour President & CEO of Arabsat expressed his happiness to sign this contract with Morgan, stressing Arabsat full support and commitment to provide the best services for them.

Eng. Kazem Zain CEO of Morgan for Information and Communications Technology said, “The importance of this agreement is not only in its value and financial returns, but also in the glimmer of hope it gives despite the difficulties and challenges facing the region, it’s a message that we still care and hold a lot of hope and a little of the well-fare to all the communities of the African continent. That orientation of Morgan towards Africa with the help of Arabsat as an Arab organization that has its weight on the regional and global level and in accordance to Morgan vision to become the most reliable provider in Africa, , give this agreement a strategic level which comes within the Social Responsibility towards Africa. The implementation of this contract starts with building and operating two ground stations in Africa this year, to be expanded in the coming years to accommodate the growing needs of the African and the region.”

Mohammed Islam Arif
Executive Secretary
Arabsat
Tel: +96614820000 (Ext.) 9601
Dir: +96612819601
0096614887999

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