Satnews Daily
September 15th, 2009

OmniGlobe Has Earth Stations On Their Mind For Arabsat

OmniGlobe sat page banner OmniGlobe Networks EMEA and ARABSAT have agreed on a contract to provide 12 new backhauling platforms for the transmission of SCPC TV streams throughout the Arab world countries. Under the terms of the contract, OmniGlobe Networks EMEA will be responsible for the supply, design, integration, testing and commissioning of the broadcast contribution earth stations and all other associated equipment and systems, including earth station/RF chains/baseband equipment chains. OmniGlobe will be the first satellite communications supplier to produce small aperture antennas with associated RF compliant with ITU Appendix 30B frequency band as offered across ARABSAT 5-A, which is set to launch Q1 next year. ARABSAT already has a variety of satellites that provide coverage over the MENA (Middle East & North Africa) region. ARABSAT-5A will be the latest satellite to be launched in the first quarter of next year and will deliver capacity over the entire Africa and Middle East regions, as well as most of Central Asia.