Arabsat & MICT signed a contract on Arabsat-5C

Monday, Feb 10 2014

Dubai Arab Satellite Communications Organisation, Arabsat, and Morgan for Information and Communications Technology, MICT, have signed a contract whereby Arabsat will provide Morgan with Satellite capacities on its 5-C satellite with full coverage to the African continent, in addition to Arabsat’s usual coverage to the Middle East and large parts of Asia and Europe.

Khalid Bin Ahmad Balkheyour, President and CEO of Arabsat, expressed his happiness at signing the contract with Morgan, stressing Arabsat’s full support and commitment to provide the best services for them.

Kazem Zain, CEO of Morgan for Information and Communications Technology, said, “The importance of this agreement is not only in its value and financial returns, but also in the glimmer of hope it gives despite the difficulties and challenges facing the region, it’s a message that we still care and hold a lot of hope for all communities of the African continent.”

The implementation of the contract will begin with the building and operation of two ground stations in Africa this year, to be expanded in the coming years to accommodate the growing needs of the region.

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