Arabsat, STC cement satellite partnership with Saudi hub upgrade

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 17 December 2014

A new multi-million dollar upgrade of Arabsat's satellite hub in Riyadh has sealed the Middle East satellite operator's partnership with STC to provide comprehensive communication services.

"The multi-million dollar renewal allows reliable communications throughout Arabsat Badr-5, the new ... satellite on 26°E, with extensive footprint which facilitate the operations of STC with high throughput links. Arabsat and STC continue to work very closely to enhance their presence in domestic and international markets," said Khalid Balkhayour, president & CEO of Arabsat.

Abdul Aziz AlSugair, chairman, STC, added: "The establishment of the station in partnership with Arabsat will endorse the depth of experience in both organizations in the field of developing communications services provided via the satellite industry in the Middle East, throughout such huge investments in infrastructure and facilities. We are pretty sure that this partnership will support our capabilities to deliver cutting-edge and reliable services to our clients, as will as enhance our competences for excellence and innovation."