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STC, Intelsat to Provide Connectivity to Oil & Gas Market in Saudi Arabia

By | September 14, 2016
      Riyad, capital of Saudi Arabia, at night

      Riyad, capital of Saudi Arabia, at night. Photo: Muhaidib/Wikipedia

      [Via Satellite 09-14-2016] Saudi Telecommunication Company (STC) has extended its relationship with Intelsat to support operations for the largest oil and gas producer in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia using Intelsat’s satellite solutions. Under a multi-year agreement, STC will use connectivity provided by Intelsat 10-02, located at 1 degrees west.

      STC uses multiple satellites in Intelsat’s globalized network to provide high-quality broadband networking for corporate customers in the banking, government and oil and gas sectors operating throughout the Middle East and Asia.

      “The operations of oil and 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,” said Walid Al Wabel, general manager of operations management at STC.

      “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,“ said Shahrokh Khanzadeh-Amiri, Intelsat’s director of sales for the Middle East and North Africa.