Thaicom expands services into Africa

satellite NASA1Africom -1 will be the payload dedicated to Africa on the Thaicom -6 satellite. (Image source: NASA/Flickr)

Africa will receive the services of two new dedicated satellites, Africom and Africom-1, after Asian satellite operator Thaicom announced it would launch its operations in the continent early next year 

The company revealed that Africom-1 will provide broadcasters and telecom operators in Africa with a full range of end-to-end satellite communication services via its high-power C-band beams, including Direct-to-Home TV, digital TV and modern telecommunication services.

Thaicom chairman of the executive committee and CEO, Suphajee Suthumpun, said, “The launch of Africom by Thaicom is a strategic move by the company as we expand our services to regions beyond Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

“We see a lot of potential in the African satellite market, and we bring with us 20 years of experience in providing high-quality satellite services and solutions.”

Pradeep Unni, senior vice-president for marketing and sales MEA for Thaicom, added, “With the launch of Africom, we will provide telecom operators and broadcasters providing services in Africa with the full range of end-to-end satellite communication services via Africom -1’s high-power C-band beams.

“We are open for business and have launched our pre-launch marketing and sales campaign at the recent AfricaCom2012 conference in Cape Town to great success.”

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