CETel, Arabsat step up Africa coverage

CETel, a global solutions provider, and satellite operator Arabsat are stepping into the extended C-band with their jointly built earth station, offering unprecedented business expansion possibilities with the launch of CETel services this February 2015 over Arabsat extended C-band.

The collaboration will include CETels teleport facilities, network and broadband services as well as solution design across the whole African continent, Middle East, Europe and Central Asia on board Arabsat’s Arabsat-5C satellite on 20 degrees East.

Arabsat and CETel strategic plan to expand into the extended C-band is driven by the need of cost effective communications solutions in rural areas which offers not only trunking and backhauling applications but also corporate network connectivity between the regions and continents.

Khalid Balkheyour, President and CEO of Arabsat said: “Service providers’ ever increasing demand for capacity is satisfied by development of the extended C-band which gives wider room for expansion, not available anymore on congested normal bands. The possible applications which are explored together with CETel ranging from backhauling over connectivity for corporate networks up to governmental services.”

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