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May 12th, 2016

Telenor Satellite's Best Scenario... Exceeds Expectations Ka-Band Land-Based Services In Middle East Exceed 200 Terminals

Reaching and surpassing one's expectations is always a high feeling, and so it is with Telenor Satellite        

Telenor Satellite today announces that its Ka-band satellite capacity packages for land-based services in the Middle East have surpassed initial expectations, reaching more than 200 terminals within the first six months of commercial operation.

Telenor Satellite commercially launched its iDirect land-based services for the Middle East and North Africa in Q4, 2015, via its new THOR 7 satellite. Since the launch more customers throughout the Middle East region have contracted Telenor's land-based services packages, specifically in countries where there is limited fiber connectivity and satellite is the preferred distribution platform for vital and reliable communication links.

The THOR 7 Ka-band payload delivers regional coverage with a favorable look angle over the Middle East. Using the iDirect Evolution platform, Telenor Satellite’s Ka-band technology services deliver communications to Internet service providers (ISPs) and corporations with shared or dedicated high-speed Internet access for always-on operations across remote locations. 

“Our THOR 7 Ka-band land-based services have exceeded our initial take-up expectations in the Middle East”, said Julian Crudge, Divisional Director, Network and Data services, Telenor Satellite. “Utilizing Ka-band technology to provide lower-cost but reliable connectivity services, we are able to meet the demands of our corporate and small-business customers in a region which relies heavily on satellite connectivity for communication links.”

Through the investment in our latest satellite, THOR 7, Telenor Satellite is able to keep more of our customers connected via satellite anywhere and at any time.