Satellite operators invest in new broadcast capacity over Africa


Two satellite operators, Eutelsat and Nilesat has just concluded an agreement to develop the 7° West orbital position, which is used by both companies to broadcast to North Africa, the Middle East, the Gulf region.

Speaking at Satcom, Satellite operator Arabsat's CEO Khalid Balkheyour has announced that it will enter Africa. Arabsat’s coverage of the continent would be enhanced by the launch of Arabsat-5A to the 30.5° East position at the end of this year.