Eutelsat for Taqnia Space Aero services
February 2, 2017
Streaming live content and using social media at 36,000 feet are poised to become reality at the end of this year for passengers connected to Taqnia Space Aero services’ platform following an agreement with Eutelsat Communications and Taqnia Space (TSC), owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia.
The multi-million dollar, multi-year deal covers spotbeam capacity on the Eutlesat 3B satellite in order to provide HTS connectivity services to Taqnia Space Airline clients over the Middle East, North Africa, Mediterranean and Europe regions.
Abdullah Al-Osaimi, CEO of Taqnia Space, commented: “Thiscooperation with Eutelsat empowers Taqnia Space in the fast-changing landscape of in-flight services. It supports our strategy to expand our TSC Aero platform to global coverage and capacity in order to satisfy demand driven by regional and international commercial airlines. Adding Eutelsat 3B satellite capacity to the TSC Aero platform is a continuation of a growth plan initiated a few years back with the 5C satellite over the Middle East that will be followed by two major satellite projects, SGS-1 (2018) and 6D (2019).”