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Azercosmos partners with UAE's HorizonSat

(12 June 2020 - Azercosmos) Azercosmos has signed a partnership agreement with HorizonSat company, another leading provider of telecommunications, internet and satellite services in the United Arab Emirates.

According to this agreement, HorizonSat will provide data services to its customers in the Middle East and North African regions via the Azerspace-1 satellite. With the C-band of the Azerspace-1 satellite, HorizonSat will be able to serve more customers through its teleports.

“We are confident that this partnership with HorizonSat, a leading satellite services company, will be mutually beneficial. This cooperation is an indication of our desire to provide HorizonSat with highly reliable satellite services and it will enable us to implement important satellite related projects in the Middle East" said Mark Guthrie, Chief Commercial Officer at Azercosmos.

“We appreciate our partnership with Azercosmos, which provides high quality satellite services to our customers. The favorable position of the Azerspace-1 satellite and efficient satellite solutions will provide reliable services to our customers," said Mostafa El Farouk, General Manager at HorizonSat.

About Azercosmos

Azercosmos is the premier satellite operator in the South Caucasus. Azerspace-1, the telecommunication satellite operated by Azercosmos, provides highly-reliable broadband and broadcast solutions to its customers in Europe, Africa, Middle East, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. The satellite was launched in February 2013 and is equipped with 24 C-band transponders and 12 Ku-band transponders and is located at 46° East longitude. In December 2014, Azercosmos took over the rights to operate and commercialize Azersky, a high resolution (1.5m imagery products) optical Earth observation satellite and entered into the commercial business of Earth observation services, including Geo-Information services. The strategic development plans of the company included enhancing the coverage area and spectrum of satellite services. For this purpose, in 2018, Azercosmos launched its second telecommunications satellite Azerspace-2 in a geostationary orbit 45° East longitude.

About Horizonsat

Established in 2004, HorizonSat is a leading satellite service provider, covering the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe. With access to an array of satellites, HorizonSat currently operates on Eutelsat, RSCC, ABS, Apstar, SES and Azercosmos satellites. Our satellite services include IP trunking, managed broadband solutions, private corporate networks, GSM backhauling, media and broadcast services including video distribution, contribution and turnaround.HorizonSat’s customized solutions suit varying needs of clients, which include large corporations, government sector, telecom operators, TV broadcasters and Internet Service Providers (ISPs).HorizonSat operates its own Teleport, Horizon Teleports from Munich, Germany. Horizon Teleports comprises of high-end antenna systems and offers access to C-band, Ku-band and Ka-band satellites located from 55 degrees west to 78 degrees east.