Dubai-based Sky-Stream has selected capacity on two satellites operated by Eutelsat Communications to respond to connectivity demands from customers engaged in the marine and oil & gas sectors. Sky-Stream has contracted for a total of 70 MHz of bandwidth which will be progressively deployed on two Eutelsat satellites: EUTELSAT 3C and EUTELSAT 10A. Their combined footprint provides coverage across Europe and the Mediterranean Basin, the Middle East and Africa.
Sky-Stream will use the new capacity to offer GSM backhaul, Internet access and on-Demand video services to its maritime and oil & gas customers.
Using an Automatic Beam Switching feature, Sky-Stream will use EUTELSAT 3C to extend its current Middle East Ku band coverage to the Mediterranean for the luxury yacht market.
The broad C-band beam of EUTELSAT 10A will further anchor Sky-Stream as a solid player servicing both maritime and energy (off and on shore) sectors in the Middle East, across the African continent and in Atlantic waters. EUTELSAT 10A’s broad C-band footprint stretches SkyStream’s existing C band coverage to almost two thirds of the globe, from Australia and East Asia across to the coast of the Americas.
“This is a strategic partnership for us,” said Riyadh Al Adely, Managing Director of Sky-Stream. “Adding the extensive reach of EUTELSAT 10A to our existing C band footprint equips us to support multinational operations across continents and to expand our service over the Atlantic. And EUTELSAT 3C is a great fit to our current resources for the luxury yacht market where we see tremendous potential for growth.”
Jean-François Leprince-Ringuet, Eutelsat’s Commercial Director, added: “We are delighted to initiate this new relationship with Sky-Stream which has forged its reputation as an industry reference for complex network solutions serving clients who are often operating in remote terrain and needing the highest quality of service. We look forward to supporting the continuing expansion of their business.”