Azerbaijan's Azercosmos to provide satellite services in Africa

Azerbaijan's Azercosmos to provide satellite services in Africa

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Aug. 14

By Eldar Janashvili – Trend:

Azerbaijan’s satellite operator, Azercosmos OJSC has established a cooperation with iSAT Africa, the leading data, video and internet service provider serving Telco’s, ISP’s, Media companies, Enterprise Govt and others in Africa and Middle East, Trend reports referring to Azercosmos.

As reported, iSAT Africa services include MPLS, SDWan, Media solutions, OTT using terrestrial and satellite technologies.

According to the agreement, iSAT Africa will meet the growing demand for telecommunications in various parts of Africa, that can’t be served using terrestrial, via the resources of Azerspace-2 satellite. iSAT Africa will use the capacity of the Azerspace-2 satellite to provide various satellite solutions, in addition to data and video services provided to 90 percent of the African region.

"We intend to actively develop our cooperation with iSAT Africa. This cooperation will allow us to use the capabilities of the Azerspace-2 satellite even in the most remote areas of Africa," said Mark Guthrie, Chief Commercial Officer at Azercosmos.

"Our partnership status with Azercosmos guarantees successful implementation of our projects on satellite services, even during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We will be able to provide fast and efficient services to our customers in Africa and also from Africa," noted Stanley Ayittah, Head of Business development of iSAT Africa.

Azercosmos is the premier satellite operator in the South Caucasus. Azerspace-1, the telecommunication satellite operated by Azercosmos, provides highly-reliable broadband and broadcast solutions to its customers in Europe, Africa, Middle East, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. The satellite was launched in February 2013 and is equipped with 24 C-band transponders and 12 Ku-band transponders and is located at 46 degree East longitude.

In December 2014, Azercosmos took over the rights to operate and commercialize Azersky, a high resolution (1.5m imagery products) optical Earth observation satellite and entered into the commercial business of Earth observation services, including Geo-Information services.

The strategic development plans of the company included enhancing the coverage area and spectrum of satellite services. For this purpose, in 2018, Azercosmos launched its second telecommunications satellite Azerspace-2 in a geostationary orbit 45 degree East longitude.

For more information, visit: www.azercosmos.com

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