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Es’hailSat to deliver Inmarsat L-band services in Qatar

(7 November 2017 - Es’hailSat) Es’hailSat today announced a new partnership with Inmarsat, which will see the Qatar-based communications satellite operator complement its existing portfolio of fixed Ku and Ka-band services with Inmarsat’s award winning L-band service.

The landmark partnership is the first of its kind in Qatar, which consolidates all L-band service requirements for the country through Es’hailSat. The agreement is part of Es’hailSat’s planned expansion, designed to provide customers with access to the most flexible and reliable satellite connectivity services in the region.

The addition of Inmarsat’s L-band service to Es’hailSat’s portfolio means that however remote the location or harsh the climatic conditions, customers will always stay connected.

Commenting on the new partnership, Paul Gudonis, President of Inmarsat Enterprise, said: “Es’hailSat has developed deep expertise around satellite and connectivity services since it was established in 2010, which makes them the ideal choice for our first formal distribution partner in Qatar. Having a direct partner on the ground will make it even easier for enterprise organisations and other communications service providers to access our industry-leading satellite connectivity services but with the added benefit of a more localised support offering.”

Es’hailSat’s President and CEO, Ali Ahmed Al Kuwari, added: “We are delighted to be partnering with Inmarsat and becoming the first official gateway for Inmarsat’s L-band services in Qatar. Being able to incorporate Inmarsat’s mobile satellite services into our portfolio widens our horizons as a business and enables us to be more responsive to, and supportive of, the needs of our customers. There is huge demand for satellite connectivity services in Qatar, and we look forward to working closely with Inmarsat to help our customers access the transformational benefits that satellite can bring.”

About Inmarsat

Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat operates around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent.

About Inmarsat Enterprise

Inmarsat Enterprise is enabling the connected world. Focusing on the provision of satellite connectivity and IoT solutions for land-based businesses, Inmarsat Enterprise operates globally across a diverse set of sectors including agritech, aid and NGO, energy, media, mining and transport.

Inmarsat has a proven track-record of working with some of the most innovative energy and utility companies globally. Our connectivity and IoT solutions enable applications such as well-head monitoring, artificial lift monitoring and control, smart grid monitoring, asset and employee tracking, and communications, delivering operational efficiencies and the safeguarding of people and assets.

About Es’hailSat

Es’hailSat, The Qatar Satellite Company was established in 2010. Based in Doha, Qatar, the company owns and operates satellites to serve broadcasters, businesses and governments. Es’hail‐1, launched in 2013, provides television, telecommunication, corporate and government services across the Middle East and North Africa region and beyond. Es’hail‐2 which is currently under construction is scheduled to be launched soon. Both satellites will be co‐located at the 25.5°/26° E TV broadcasting hotspot.