ABS-2A at 75° East – MENA Coverage
Cologne/Bonn (Germany) | Dubai (UAE), 31 July 2023 – AXESS Networks (AXESS), a global leader of satellite communications, and ABS, a global satellite operator, have signed an agreement to launch a new network increasing AXESS’ Middle East coverage.
The agreement provides AXESS Networks with expanded opportunities for both terrestrial and maritime clients in the region strengthening AXESS’ dual-use strategy for the ABS-2A satellite.
This latest development complements AXESS’ existing Ku-band satellite coverage of the Middle East already bolstered by previous agreements supporting networks on the ABS-3A and ABS-2 satellites.
“Our rapid successive roll-out of AXESS networks in the Middle East promotes our service offerings in the maritime, oil & gas, enterprise and telco markets” said Guido Neumann, President at AXESS EMEA. “Additionally, it provides an attractive option for new clients looking to improve their communications to their fixed and mobile activities in the region.”
Adrian Redfern, Director of Business Development at AXESS EMEA, added: “ABS-2A’s coverage in the region is ideal for supporting AXESS’ maritime clients navigating through the Suez Canal. As more vessels benefit from satellite communications supported by AXESS’ unlimited, uncapped and unthrottled Ku-band networks, the increased demand is promoting an organic expansion of our already substantial geographic network coverage.”
“Through our collaboration with AXESS Networks, ABS continues to extend its global reach, bringing seamless satellite communications to the Middle East and beyond,” commented Ramsey Khanfour, Chief Commercial Officer of ABS. “As AXESS Networks promotes its service offerings to key verticals on land and at sea, ABS-2A’s ideal coverage in the region provides robust and reliable communications, enabling all business segments to thrive in an increasingly interconnected world.”
Chris Spore, VP Sales of ABS, asserted: “Working with the AXESS Networks team to grow their global coverage is always rewarding. Together we are able to discuss ideas and innovate, working in partnership to find the right solution to enable first-class maritime and land-based solutions.”
About AXESS Networks
AXESS Networks is a leader in satellite telecommunications solutions. It provides turnkey solutions tailored to the individual requirements of its customers. AXESS Networks, now part of the HISPASAT group, was founded in 2019 from two well-established companies in Europe and Latin America. It operates and owns its teleports in Germany, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. AXESS Networks offers an exceptional quality of service to its customers wherever and whenever they need it. In 2021, AXESS was the Independent Teleport of the Year according to the WTA (World Teleport Association). Today, AXESS Networks has a team of more than 200 employees, operating around 9,000 sites in more than 50 countries on four continents. www.axessnet.com
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ABS is a global satellite operator and offers a complete range of tailored solutions including broadcasting, data and telecommunication services to broadcasters, service providers, enterprise and government organizations. ABS operates a fleet of satellites; ABS-2, ABS-2A, ABS-3A, ABS-4/Mobisat-1 and ABS-6. The satellite fleet covers the Americas, Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and CIS. ABS has offices in the United States and Asia with the head office in Dubai, UAE. www.absatellite.com
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