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Measat, Azercosmos beam to Africa

January 17, 2022

By Chris Forrester

Azercosmos is to use its powerful C-band beams that cover most of Africa to provide satellite services. The company is working with Malaysia’s Measat to use the Azerspace-1 craft which operates from 46 degrees East for the service.

The pair say that under the agreement with Measat, Azercosmos will provide the continued seamless distribution of broadcasting, data, video, and audio services to potentially more than 100 million African households, and the reliable provision of data connectivity in rural areas and emergency situations.

Mark Guthrie, CCO at Azercosmos, said: “Azercosmos is proud to continue its delivery of highly reliable satellite services that enable customers to expand their opportunities in Africa.”

Azercosmos and Measat are working with the Fieldfisher Satellite and Space Projects group, which first brought the collaboration between Azercosmos and Measat together back in 2010.

Ilgar Abdullayev, Director of Legal Department of Azercosmos, added: “With its excellent knowledge of legal matters in the telecommunications space industry, the Fieldfisher team efficiently reflected Azercosmos’ requirements in the transaction.”

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