Nigerian govt seeks new Chinese satellite contracts
Nigeria is negotiating with China on possible new satellites for Nigeria Communication Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) and support for its ground station improvement, The Guardian reported. Minister of Communications Adebayo Shittu led a delegation to China. The Nigerian satellite communication company operates NigComSat-1R under the supervision of the ministry.
The visit coincided with the launch of Belintersat-1 satellite by the China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC), for which NigComSat will be providing In-orbit Testing Services (IoT), and Spectrum Management Services (SMS). The Belintersat-1 Satellite was successfully launched on 16 January.
Source: Telecompaper 22 January 2016