[SatNews] Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, is exhibiting at the ITU Telecom World exhibition hosted for the first time in Doha.
The event is focused on the current developments in the ICT sector and its implications for industry and the world.Satellite communications play an important role in the development of ICT in Qatar and the creation of the next generation infrastructure as a foundation for advancement. Es’hailSat is showcasing Es’hail 1, the first satellite for the State of Qatar, which commenced operations on December 18, 2013, Qatar’s National Day. Es’hail 1 is already providing satellite connectivity and high quality, premium DTH television content from the 25.5/26 degrees East neighborhood for leading channels such as Al Jazeera and beIN SPORTS .
Es’hailSat was established in 2010 and brings a new dimension to Qatar’s diversifying economy with the creation of a world-class satellite operator and center of excellence in the region. The company’s satellite fleet will enable customers to substantially increase their broadcasting and communications capabilities and supports Qatar’s 2030 vision and commitment to meeting the sophisticated infrastructure the country is putting in place to host FIFA’s World Cup in 2022.
Ali Al Kuwari, Chief Executive Officer of Es’hailSat, said, “Our first satellite Es’hail 1 is successfully providing high-quality broadcasting and communications services for Qatar and the MENA region and we have already started to plan, design and manufacture Es’hail 2. Scheduled for launch in 2016, this second high-powered advanced satellite will further boost broadband delivery, broadcasting and global connectivity in Qatar, the entire region and beyond.”
Information regarding Es'hailSat may be accessed at http://www.eshailsat.qa/