Satnews Daily
September 16th, 2019

Talia Limited and Arabsat Sign Agreement @ IBC2019 for the Addition of Satellite Capacity

Talia Limited has strengthened its long-term collaboration with 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 solution, 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 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.

Arabsat is present at IBC2019 at stand 1.B38.

Alan Afrasiab, President and CEO of Talia Limited, said the new capacity on Arabsat BADR-6, together with the additional capacity on Arabsat 5A, reinforces the company's presence in the market and allows the firm to expand the already vast range of satellite coverage across the region. This continued collaboration with Arabsat is a proven example of successful partnership with a world leading satellite operator that the company is keen to nurture in the future.

Khalid Balkheyour, President and CEO, Arabsat, added that Talia is a leading teleport, satellite and terrestrial network operator with extensive experience of the Middle East and Africa markets. Arabsat is delighted to further cement this partnership with Talia in order to provide even higher quality and reliable services to unconnected communities across the MENA market.