Eutelsat Communications and Algrie Tlcom Satellite, a subsidiary of Algerias national telecom operator, today announced the conclusion of three long-term contract renewals. The renewals cover 105 MHz of spectrum on the EUTELSAT 5 West A satellite connected to the satellites high-power service area over Algeria and the Sahara region.

The capacity is deployed by Algrie Tlcom Satellite to deliver high-quality broadband connectivity to local administrations, hospitals, universities and schools beyond range of terrestrial infrastructure, and for critical business networks covering multiple economic sectors including oil and gas, mining, banking and distribution. Services are run by Algrie Tlcom Satellite from its teleport near Algiers.

Michel de Rosen, CEO of Eutelsat, commented:
Eutelsat has operated in close partnership with Algrie Tlcom Satellite since 2005, making superior resources available on the EUTELSAT 5 West A and EUTELSAT 7 West A satellites and offering expertise in ground infrastructure deployment. We are proud to forge this new long-term agreement and to assist Algrie Tlcom Services in pursuing its far-reaching programme to deliver the highest quality of digital services to users in geographically dispersed regions of Algeria.