Viasat signs Multi-Transponder Satellite Services Agreement withEs’hailSat

July 7, 2023

Multiple Ku-band transponders on Es’hail-1 and Es’hailSat’s Teleport services from Doha
add to Viasat Energy Service’s VSAT Capabilities and enable high-speed connectivity to

Doha, July 2023– Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, is proud to announce that Viasat Energy
Services has added multiple transponders on Es’hail-1 satellite located at the 25.5⁰ East hotspot and will
avail itself of Teleport Services from Es’hailSat’s 50,000sqm facility in Doha to provide VSAT services across
Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Viasat Energy Services delivers optimized industry solutions, advanced global software, and secure
communications infrastructure that allow industrial companies to obtain the business value of digital
transformation. From remote locations to diverse multi-stage operations, Viasat Energy Services is the
partner of choice for connecting, securing, and capturing actionable intelligence from your distributed
assets. As one of the world’s leading digital service providers, Viasat Energy Services makes it easy for
businesses to gain real-time insights from remote operations. With world-class industry-leading machine
learning analytics, ultra-secure solutions spanning IP connectivity, bandwidth-optimized OTT and more,
Viasat Energy Services supports full evolution of digital enablement.

“Es’hailSat is excited to deliver the satellite capacity as well as the teleport services needed for Viasat
Energy Service’s VSAT Network in order to enable high speed connectivity across the Middle East and
North Africa.” said Mr. Ali Ahmed Al-Kuwari, President and Chief Executive Officer, Es’hailSat. “We believe
that the highly robust and reliable data services offered by us at Es’hailSat – Qatar Satellite Company,
together with 50,000sqm of Teleport infrastructure provide the strong base that RigNet needs to build
their services to end customers across the region.”

In 2021, RigNet was acquired by Viasat, a global communications company, and became Viasat Energy
Services, offering a global managed services network infrastructure. Now, with combined leadership in
energy services and satellite innovation, we can provide more coverage, capacity, and connectivity to our
customers – accelerating digital transformation through new technologies, solutions, and enhanced
ability to scale. Viasat Energy Services and Es’hailSat together are looking to cater to Government,
Maritime and Oil & Gas segments among others that are in constant need for reliable high-speed
connectivity in remote and challenging environments.

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