Eutelsat Signs Multi-Year Agreement with Afghanistan MCIT
[Via Satellite 01-29-2014] Eutelsat Communications has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Afghanistan Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), giving the country satellite resources to enhance deployment of its national broadcasting and telecommunications infrastructure and its international connectivity.
Eutelsat will deploy the satellite Afghansat 1 in February, delivering full national coverage and extensive reach of Central Asia and the Middle East.
“This MOU represents the fastest and most effective route to accessing infrastructure configured to deliver full coverage of Afghanistan and surrounding regions. It enables Afghanistan to scale up capacity as and when needed and to offer broadcasters, telcos and ISPs the immediate benefit of resources providing exceptional reach and performance,” said Michel de Rosen, chairman and CEO of Eutelsat.