CETel signs co-op agreement with Turkmen national satellite operator
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 30
By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend:
CETel has signed a cooperation agreement with the Turkmen national satellite operator Turkmen Hemrasy CJSC, according to Developing Telecoms.
The agreement is aimed at boosting fixed satellite services in the region. In addition to covering the territory of Turkmenistan, Turkmen Hemrasy satellite TurkmenAlem 52.0°E also provides services in Central Asia, Iran, Turkey, North Africa and most part of Europe. It carries 38 Ku-Band transponders and is specifically designed for satellite communications and TV broadcasting. The east and west beam provide major opportunities for companies operating in this region.
The deal will align the competences of the two companies, enabling the management of end-to-end connections, including backhaul, regulatory requirements and local field support. Customers will benefit from having a strong satellite operator in the region, paired with a WTA full-certified Teleport located in the heart of Germany.
“The region of Turkmenistan is of particular interest as it carries vast amounts of mineral resources. Also, Turkmenistan with the desert of Karakum, which covers 80% of the country, necessitates rural communications based on satellite,” explained Guido Neumann, Managing Director of CETel.
Batyr Orazdurdyyev, Acting Director of Turkmen Hemrasy added, “This cooperation will further strengthen our powerful coverage in the region by offering CETel’s customer base an attractive payload for their projects, especially in the mineral resource sector.”