telco Etisalat signed a multi-year agreement with fixed satellite operator Intelsat that will expand the reach of
its broadband and GSM services
The satellite capacity, which is due to come online in March 2012, will bolster coverage for the Abu Dhabi operator's customers in the Middle East, Africa,
Europe and Central Asia.
important agreement will provide Etisalat with the capability to meet the
growing communications requirements of our customers," said the telecoms’
vice president of carrier and wholesale services, Ali Amiri.
Philippe Gillet, Intelsat's regional vice president of sales for Europe and the
Middle East said: “Intelsat 22 is the first of five satellites expected to
launch in 2012 that will provide additional capacity over key regions like the
Middle East, Africa and Asia."
satellite will carry two Ku-band mobility beams providing coverage of the
Indian Ocean region, which will blanket vital maritime and aeronautical routes.
addition, Intelsat 22 will have Ku-band capacity serving the Middle East and
eastern Africa. Its C-band beams coverage provides connectivity to and
from most of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and eastern Asia.