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Es’hailSat, BridgeSat, Qatar Satellite Form Partnership

By | February 19, 2019
Artist rendition of a BridgeSat optical satellite ground station. Credit: BridgeSat

Artist rendition of a BridgeSat optical satellite ground station. Credit: BridgeSat

Es’hailSat, Qatar Satellite, and BridgeSat established a strategic relationship to help provide businesses and governments across the Middle East with more affordable access to laser-based satellite broadband services. This supports BridgeSat’s goal of providing organizations worldwide with a faster alternative to traditional radio frequency (RF) solutions for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) applications.

Under the strategic relationship, BridgeSat will build its first Optical Ground Stations (OGS) for the Middle East, which will be co-located at Es’hailSat’s new satellite operations center in Doha, Qatar. The new OGS aims to support LEO and other satellite systems owned by Es’hailSat and other companies that are equipped with BridgeSat and other compatible space terminals.

“Our new relationship with Es’hailSat gives us a critical gateway to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and is a major milestone toward our goal of providing organizations worldwide with fast, secure, enterprise-grade broadband services,” said Bridgesat Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Barry Matsumori. “Like Es’hailSat, we see partnerships with innovative companies worldwide as key for revolutionizing satellite communications.”