Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Arabsat Badr-7 satellite gets EMC Ka-band hosted payload

Thanks to a strategic commercial agreement between Arabsat and EMC, the Badr-7 satellite will carry the world's first multi-purpose Ka-band hosted payload into space when it launches in 2015.

The EMC-designed hosted payload can access the entire Ka-band spectrum. Its high throughput data rates will support multiple applications like two-way direct-to-home broadband services and direct-to-tower wireless distribution for 3G and LTE operators. These satellite services will be available to customers in the consumer and carrier sectors, including the new triple play over satellite market.

The Arabsat Badr-7 Ka-band satellite is based on the reliable EuroStar-3000 platform. It will occupy the Arabsat premium orbital location (Hot Spot) at 26 East and deliver various satellite services to customers in 34 countries throughout Africa, Central Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

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