Talia Acquires Additional Ka-Band Spot Beam from Arabsat
Talia has acquired an additional Ka-band spot beam with coverage across the Levant region from Arabsat, the communications provider announced Thursday. The new agreement adds an additional Ka-band spot beam on Arabsat 5C at 20 degrees East to Talia’s beams in Iraq and Afghanistan. A financial component to the agreement was not disclosed.
Talia said this agreement demonstrates increasing demand for High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) services across the region. The coverage also takes advantage of Talia’s interconnectivity at Jordan Media City, allowing further onward connectivity to Talia’s global Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) fiber network and onward to Frankfurt, London, Dubai, and Washington. Talia said the the Levant spot Ka-band beam provides interconnectivity within the footprint bypassing the hub and allowing point-to-point or point-to-multipoint connections which allows for lower transmission costs and smaller antennas.
“With all the uncertainty in the world at the moment, we have seen sustained and increasing demand for our service to help provide support and resilience to existing networks or extend the reach of a more dispersed workforce. By partnering with a leading operator such as Arabsat, we can deliver our commitment to our clients in the region,” Talia CEO Alan Afrasiab commented.