Kuala Lumpur, 9 April 2013 – MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (“MEASAT”) announced today an agreement with CET Teleport GmbH (“CET Teleport”) for capacity on the AFRICASAT-1a satellite. Under the terms of the agreement, CET Teleport has secured C-band capacity on AFRICASAT-1a to support their growing presence across the African continent.
CET Teleport, one of the largest teleports in Europe, is located in northwest Germany. The teleport is ideally located to access satellites across the orbital arc from 58°W to 76.5°E to provide coverage and connectivity across most of the global landmass.
“MEASAT is proud to support CET Teleport’s satellite capacity requirements in the African region,” said Jarod Lopez, Vice-President, Broadcast Sales, MEASAT. “With the newly launched AFRICASAT-1a satellite, we are able to support expansion of services throughout Africa.”
Ken Armstrong, CEO of CET Teleport, said “We are delighted to be one of the first operators to take capacity on this modern new satellite. This capacity will greatly improve our C-band coverage of Africa, complementing the existing Ku-band coverage we have in the region to enable us to provide services to the whole continent of Africa.”
The AFRICASAT-1a satellite, with coverage across Africa and connectivity into Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, was launched on 7th February 2013 into the 46.0°E orbital slot.
MEASAT is a premium supplier of satellite communication services to leading international broadcasters, DTH platforms and telecom operators. With capacity across six (6) satellites, the company provides satellite services to over 150 countries representing 80% of the world’s population across Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Europe and Australia.
The MEASAT fleet includes the state of art MEASAT-3 and MEASAT-3a satellites at 91.5°E which support Asia’s premium DTH (direct-to-home) and video distribution neighbourhood, MEASAT-2 at 148.0°E and MEASAT-5 at 119.5°E. The AFRICASAT fleet consists of AFRICASAT-1 and AFRICASAT-1a at 46.0°E, providing satellite capacity across the African continent with connectivity to Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia. The MEASAT fleet will be further strengthened with the addition of MEASAT-3b at 91.5°E in Q1 2014 and MEASAT-3c in H1 2015.
Leveraging facilities at the MEASAT Teleport and Broadcast Centre, and working with a select group of world-class partners, MEASAT also provides a complete range of broadcast and telecommunications solutions. Services include 3D, high definition and standard definition video playout, video turnaround, co-location, uplinking, broadband and IP termination services.
For more information, please visit www.measat.com.
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About CET TELEPORT
CET Teleport GmbH is one of the largest teleports in Europe delivering a wide range of corporate VSAT and media broadcast services. The teleport sits in 160 acres of land and has extensive disaster recovery facilities, a 24/7 Help Desk and with over 50 antennas ranging from 15m diameter downwards, allows access to more than 200 geostationary satellites located from 58°W to 76.5°E and provides a major Ka-band gateway.
CET’s satellite links cover Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, the Caribbean and South America and provide SCPC and contended services through the iDirect Evolution® and iNFINITI® platforms to support enterprise, government, military, oil & gas, mining, banking, NGO and many other customer groups.
Besides the German Headquarters, CET has offices in the United Kingdom, West Africa, and India, which is in the process of being relocated to Dubai for customers in the Middle East and East Africa. Customers are supported with a network of qualified engineers based in a large number of countries within the CET footprint.
CET was constructed on the main east-west and north-south German fibre network and, in addition to multi-gigabit Internet access. CET has redundant dedicated access to BT’s Global Media Network (GMN) considerably increasing CET’s reach to the worldwide fibre network.
For further information please visit www.cetteleport.com.