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Talia takes extra Arabsat spot-beam

November 16, 2020

By Chris Forrester

UK-headquartered satellite communications specialist Talia is taking extra capacity from Arabsat.

The Arabsat spot-beam, from Arabsat 5C at 20 degrees East, will focus on the Levant region. Talia already has similar beams looking at Iraq and Afghanistan.

The new service will be coordinated from Talia’s interconnectivity based at Jordan Media City (JMC) in Amman, Jordan. From JMC the Talia signals will be routed to and from its facilities in Frankfurt, London, Dubai and Washington.

Talia says the Levant Ka-band spot-beam provides interconnectivity within the footprint bypassing the hub and allowing point-to-point or point-to-multipoint connections which allows for lower transmission costs and smaller antennas.

Talia, who was this year shortlisted for the WTA Independent Teleport Operator of the Year, continue to strengthen their varied communication solutions.

“With all the uncertainty in the world at the moment, we have seen sustained and increasing demand for our service to help provide support and resilience to existing networks or extend the reach of a more dispersed workforce. By partnering with a leading operator such as Arabsat, we can deliver our commitment to our clients in the region,” Talia CEO Alan Afrasiab added.

“We are delighted to extend our partnership with Talia as a leading teleport, satellite and terrestrial network operator with extensive experience of the Middle East and Africa markets”, says Khalid Balkheyour, President/CEO at Arabsat. “The demand for connectivity in this region has seen a continuous growth and this agreement will further cement our partner’s confidence in Arabsat to provide high-quality and reliable services to unconnected communities across the MENA market.”

With headquarters in the UK, Talia operate their own Teleport facility in Germany, and have support and sales offices in the US, UAE, Nigeria, South Sudan, Uganda and Iraq,

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