Geolink Satellite Services, part of CETel Group, has signed a multi-year transponder contract with Arabsat on 5A satellite, located at 30°5 East.
The additional capacity is required to enlarge Geolink’s VSAT satellite networks and to serve the growing demand in the African market.
With over 4000 active terminals worldwide, state of the art teleport facilities in Germany (CETel) and NOC in Paris, Geolink satellite Services is a leading provider for satellite communication on C, Ku, L and Ka band.
Khalid Balkeyour, President & CEO-Arabsat said ”We are delighted to team up with Geolink on this deal, we view this contract as a continuation of a decade old successful partnership with CETel and CETel Group”. “We are now committed more than ever to grow and strengthen this partnership as we execute our strategic plans to expand geographically through acquisitions and building and launching of new satellites.” Balkeyour added.
“We are pleased to work with a top-tier satellite operator like Arabsat on a long term basis” said Christophe Pacilly, President of Geolink Satellite Services. ”The 5A satellite coverage over the African continent for C band gives us a unique opportunity to service our customers from the energy industry, mining, media and humanitarian sector. In the region where capacity is scarce, 5A allows us to meet the growing demand of the African telecommunication market.” (Source: Arabsat press release)