SmartSat Executive: Major FSS Operators Offering Partnership on First Satellite

October 28, 2009

Middle East satellite operator SmartSat, a joint venture between Jordanian private shareholder company Smartlink and Kuwaiti investors, is likely to partner with a major FSS operator to share the costs of building its first satellite, Khaled Derbas, SmartSatís managing director and chairman told Satellite News.

While it is not guaranteed that SmartSat will definitely have a strategic partner, Derbas said the company is in talks with one of three major FSS operators and that offers have been made.