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Arabsat signs partnership with Kinéis

February 13, 2023

By Chris Forrester

Saudi Arabia-based Arabsat has formed a joint strategic partnership with Kinéis to launch low Earth orbiting Internet of Things (IoT) services.

Arabsat’s CEO, AlHamedi AlAnezi, said that this agreement gives Arabsat the grounds to discuss distribution rights as the regional distributor in the Middle East and North Africa) of Kinéis’ Satellite IoT services.

Kinéis is a global connectivity provider dedicated to the Internet of Things. It was founded in 2018 where CNES (French Space Agency) and CLS (Collect, Localise, Satellite) created Kinéis to build on the existing Argos satellite fleet and technology and extend it.

Al-Anezi added that the cooperation between Arabsat and Kinéis will include further agreements in near future related to terrestrial networks and space infrastructure targeting several countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Algeria and Mauritania, in addition to other MENA countries where Arabsat has operational capabilities.

Alexandre Tisserant, CEO of Kinéis, said that Kinéis will become the sole provider for connecting the innovative Nano satellite IoT to Arabsat in the Middle East and Africa. He added that providing satellite data information to become accessible to everyone will facilitate and multiply its uses for experts and individuals alike.

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