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Saudi Telecom Company partners with Intelsat

LUXEMBOURG, September 13, 2016

Saudi Telecommunication Company (STC) has signed a deal with Intelsat, a leading provider of video and broadband services, has extended its partnership with Intelsat for using its satellite solutions to support operations for the largest oil & gas producer in the kingdom.

Operator of the world’s first globalized network, Intelsat said it combines the world’s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure, managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network services.

Under a multi-year agreement, STC, the largest telecom operator in Saudi Arabia, will use connectivity provided by Intelsat 10-02, located at 1° West, to provide satellite services to the oil & gas sector in the kingdom.

In 2016, STC and Intelsat continue to expand their relationship to support the growth of the VSAT sector in Saudi Arabia.

The telecom operator uses multiple satellites in Intelsat’s Globalized Network to provide high-quality broadband networking for corporate customers in the banking, government and oil & gas sectors operating throughout the Middle East and Asia.

“The operations of oil & gas companies are important to Saudi Arabia and the global economy, and reliable broadband communications are a vital part of the sector’s daily operations,” remarked Walid Al Wabel, the general manager, Operations Management, STC.

“Intelsat has been a valuable partner in our support of major oil & gas clients, delivering the satellite connectivity that ensures broadband services are always available. With Intelsat’s continued support, STC has the best available satellite infrastructure integrated into our network, allowing us to deliver the highest quality services to our enterprise customers regardless of location,” he added.

Shahrokh Khanzadeh-Amiri, the director of sales at Intelsat for the Middle East and North Africa region, said: "Demand for VSAT connectivity in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East remains strong, demonstrating that satellite is the best option for delivering reliable communications services to large enterprises with hundreds of locations spread across vast and sometimes remote areas."

Intelsat’s continuous efforts to improve its technology make sure end-users can take advantage of "the latest VSAT applications available," he added.-TradeArabia News Service

Tags: Saudi Telecom | gas | STC | Intelsat |

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