New satellite control station provides communications independency, Es'HailSat says
February 14 2019 05:01 PM
CEO of Es'hailSat Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari
CEO of Es'hailSat Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari

QNA/Doha

Qatar Satellite Company Es'hailSat said the satellite control station, the teleport, which launched today is one of the State's achievements which promotes its economic position and provides independency in communication, internet, sounds, (especially in crises management) television broadcasting, quality of service and wide geographic coverage.

CEO of Es'hailSat Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari said the satellite control station has been equipped with the latest technologies to become milestone in the company's plan to provide a safe and independent satellite system to meet all the requirements of the customers, taking into account the design that the station is scalable in the future to provide its customers with all the main requirements.

He added that based on the wise vision of HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani the launch comes to promote the Qatar National Vision 2030, which will work on providing satellite control services, communication support services and lunar capacity control, in addition to a wide range of multicast and encryption services designed specifically for partners and customers of the satellite. The company currently owns Es'hail -1 and Es'hail - 2, as well as the ability to provide backup studios for television channels and being an emergency broadcasting center.

Al Kuwari said the control station will be connected to the most important media in the Qatar through the fiber optic links allocated to the station, which is created within the company's vision to diversify the areas of work through the field of signal transmission, which is an additional field that the company made available to serve customers.

He added that the station aims to provide a complete package for customers as the satellite channels need to have the lunar capacity in space and other services on the ground. This will be an addition to the local market in the Qatar, the economy and the local output to achieve part of the national strategic goals to diversify sources of income and ensure the independence of TV broadcasting.

Al Kuwari said the company is currently evaluating various investment opportunities in order to support the sustainability of its economic plan in terms of diversifying its sources of income and achieving its strategic objectives. It is also in the process of submitting the Es'hail - 3 project proposal which will guarantee coverage of the country's needs in broadband communications to support complete independence during the 2022 World Cup, he said.

The state-of-the-art control station is designed to provide back-up studios for television channels as well as an emergency broadcasting center where it will connect with the most important media in Qatar through fiber optics for the station.

Es'hailSat currently broadcasts a variety of best television channels such as Al Jazeera News, Bein channels and Qatar Media Corporation channels as Es'hail -1 and Es'hail - 2 are designed with the latest anti-jamming technology.

With the launch of the teleport, Es'hailSat will be able to provide the best satellite solutions to its customers in the region not only technically but in terms of security.

Qatar Satellite Company was established in 2010 with the aim of owning satellites and operating rights, providing various services to the public and private sectors in the MENA region and achieving self-sufficiency through the development and acquisition of technologies related to satellite development, all whilst providing means, materials and infrastructure to achieve these objectives.

President of the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) Mohammed Ali Al Mannai said the satellite control station is a major step forward after the launch of the Qatari satellites Es'hail -1 and Es'hail - 2, which will be controlled by the station, in addition to its work on securing terrestrial communications, the internet and other tasks.

In a statement to the press, he said Qatar currently has a large capacity of communication channels through submarine cables, which is sufficient to meet the current and future demand beyond 2022. The use of submarine cables and satellites in the communications process allows the provision of huge capacity of communication channels and broadcasting. (QNA)



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