Batelco teleport selected for satellite launch
Manama, February 23, 2014
Bahrain's leading telecom company Batelco said its teleport has been chosen by premium global satellite operator ABS as a major site to support the 'In Orbit Testing' of its newly-launched ABS-2 satellite.
The Batelco Teleport facility is manned by a team of skilled engineers dedicated to ensure high performance of the core satellite infrastructure equipment and services, said a senior official.
The telecom firm offers a portfolio of managed and dedicated Teleport hosting services complimented by dedicated Internet access, IP transit, MPLS and SDH services using its own local and global network to support global requirements of its teleport customers.
“We are delighted to be chosen by ABS, one of the fastest growing premium global satellite operators in the world, to support the newly launched ABS-2 satellite,” remarked Adel Daylami, Batelco Business Division general manager.
“Batelco is committed to support its customers to achieve their business goals.”
ABS -2 is a sophisticated multi-mission satellite, featuring up to 89 active C, Ku and Ka-band transponders across 10 different beams. It provides direct-to-home and cable television distribution, VSAT services, data networks and telecommunications services for commercial and government customers as well as military applications.
ABS-2 covers Eastern and Central Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Russia and the CIS countries at its prime orbital location of 75°E.
Commenting on the move, Henry Au-Yeung, the chief network officer of ABS, said: "The In-Orbit Testing (IOT) is a critical milestone for the operations and we have now entered the system integration and verification phase of the programme."
“Our decision to work with Batelco on this vital project was based on a number of factors, including its ability to provide full teleport hosting and terrestrial network services. It also provides value added logistical and civil engineering support for the build of new antenna systems,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service