Es’hailSat and Nilesat sign MoU for Joint Co-operation and Integration

February 6, 2024

Scope covers Video Broadcasting, Satellite Communications and Digital Technologies across Middle East and North Africa

Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, and the Egyptian Satellite Company – Nilesat as leading satellite operator in Middle East and North Africa (MENA), have signed a joint cooperation and strategic partnership agreement for the purpose of providing joint satellite services across both their customer base. This partnership allows the customers of both companies to leverage the combined satellite fleet of both operators as well as the wide ground infrastructure that brings with it the latest technologies in video broadcasting and satellite communications.

Es’hailSat provides satellite, broadcast, teleport and managed services from Doha, Qatar and brings to this relationship more than 12 years of experience in catering to broadcasters, telecommunication companies, enterprises, mobility applications and governments across the Middle East and North Africa. Es’hailSat’s infrastructure including two satellites at 25.5/26 East together with our 50,000 sqm teleport facility provides reliable and robust connectivity services.

Nilesat is a leading provider of satellite services in the Middle East and Africa. Founded in 1996, the company has a long history of providing reliable and high-quality services to its customers. Nilesat has two ground stations, one in 6th of October City and one in Alexandria. The company operates multiple geosynchronous communications satellites, all of which are stationed at 7 degrees West. As of 2023, Nilesat broadcasts more than 700 services. Nilesat is committed to meeting the needs of its customers and to providing them with the best possible experience.

“We are witnessing a rapid growth of the economies in the Middle East and North Africa region, together with global sporting events and this has led to growing demand from our commercial, government and defense customers.” said Mr. Ali Ahmed Al-Kuwari, President and CEO, Es’hailSat. “In order to best serve these and remain competitive in the global landscape, we welcome this partnership with Nilesat and believe that together we can deliver better services for all our customers.”

We are excited to partner with Es’hailSat to deliver a comprehensive suite of satellite solutions to our customers across the MENA region,” said Major General Sameh Katta, president and CEO of Nilesat. “This partnership marks a significant development in the MENA satellite industry. By combining expertise and resources, Nilesat and Es’hailSat are well-positioned to address the evolving needs of the region’s customers and contribute to its economic growth.” This partnership stands to benefit a diverse set of customers across applications such as video broadcasting, enterprise connectivity, telecommunications, and other digital services. The two companies extend their cooperation with each other into areas such as training, pricing, and collaborating with each other as preferred partners.

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