Crescent Communications FZ LLC signs multiple transponder capacity deal on ABS-7

Crescent Communications FZ LLC (Crescent Communications) has signed an agreement with Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) for multiple transponders on ABS-7 to serve the Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Middle East markets for broadcast and IP-based services.

Crescent Communications is one of the leading satellite service integrators in the Middle East offering innovative services to support new platforms for the telecommunications & broadcast sector.

Located at 116°E, the ABS-7 satellite provides FSS Ku-band, BSS Ku-band and Ka-band capacity for broadcast services, cellular backhaul, VSAT services, satellite broadband and US/NATO government requirements in the Middle East and Pakistan regions.

Mr. Nadeem Yunus, CEO of both Crescent Communications and Quantum Global Communications Inc said: “We are thrilled to partner with ABS to take capacity on ABS-7 satellite to support our broadcast and IP-based satellite services in Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Middle East. This additional capacity will further increase our penetration into these key markets giving us the opportunity to enhance our services in this fast growing multi-media world.”

“We are pleased to work with Crescent Communications to support their growing demand for connectivity in the emerging markets. The high powered Ku-band beams on ABS-7 are ideal for broadcast and communication solutions covering the Middle East, Pakistan and Afghanistan,” commented Tom Choi, CEO of ABS.

Mr. Adnan Siddiqui, Technical Director of Crescent Communications, added: “ABS-7 high powered beams are perfect for our IP-based services particularly for remote internet and telecom services via our VSAT platforms. It is also excellent for DTH (Direct-to-Home) and CATV video distribution.”


About Asia Broadcast Satellite

Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) is one of the fastest growing premium satellite operators in the world. ABS serves a global customer base with representatives in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America. ABS offers a complete range of End-to-End solutions including Direct to Home (DTH) and Cable TV distribution (CATV), Cellular Backhaul, VSAT and Internet Backbone services with diverse IP transit through its European and Asian internet gateways. ABS currently hosts over 175 TV channels making it as one of the fastest growing and top satellite distribution platforms and broadcaster of TV channels in the Asia Pacific.

ABS is rapidly expanding its satellite fleet and business worldwide through the recent acquisitions of ABS- 7 (formerly Koreasat-3), ABS-1A (formerly Koreasat-2) and ABS-5 (formerly Agila-2). ABS has also completed a strategic cooperation with Eutelsat for the ABS-1B/W75 satellite at 75°E. ABS is planning the launch of a new state-of-the-art high powered satellite, ABS-2, that is scheduled to become operational in 2013. ABS-2 will be located at the 75° East Longitude, ABS’ prime orbital location covering four-fifths of the world’s population across the Indian Ocean region.

ABS is committed to maintaining its aggressive growth through the announcement of more strategic partnerships, acquisitions and further additions to its satellite fleet of ABS-1, ABS-1A, ABS-1B, ABS-2, ABS-5 and ABS-7.
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About Crescent Communications

Steelman Electro Mechanical Company LLC was established in 1989 in Dubai having its core competence in almost every field of engineering (electrical, mechanical, civil, telecommunications, instrumentation & control systems etc). By the establishment of Crescent Communications under Steelman Electro Mechanical’s umbrella, it is providing the same level of satisfaction to the telecommunication sector. With its aim of continuous growth in the Telecom field introducing new platforms, Crescent Communications is a joint venture aiming for success.

ABS communications contact:
Penny Hill
Tel: +65 8189 8835

ABS marketing contact (Middle East)
Marie Palaroan
Tel: +97150 8858903

Crescent Communications contacts:
Mr. Zulfiqar Ursani (Pakistan)
Tel : +923338200777

Mr. Adnan Siddiqui (Middle East)
Tel: +97156 1058328