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CETel and Arabsat team to offer business continuity services

(13 January 2018 - CETel) Arabsat, a leading satellite services provider in the Arab world, has teamed up with CETel, a leading German provider of global managed end-to-end communications solutions to offer unique and exclusive Business Continuity Services.

Building on a long-lasting relationship the two partners developed a remarkable product for companies to necessitate safeguarding their existing networks for redundancy, back-up and security reasons.

Big Data and permanent connectivity requirements made service availability the heart of every operation and no organization is willing to rely on a single string when it comes to connectivity and communications. Besides of historical voice and data applications, communications for Machine to Machine (M2M), Internet of Things (IoT) or Critical Applications is becoming more and more crucial for the customer’s network infrastructure; this and the permanent growing complexity of global communications networks makes the permanent availability mandatory. Offering Business Continuity Services that reflect the various back-up requirements for each customer and are cost-efficient at the same time, has been the key influencer when developing the service. As an outcome customers can select out of different service levels, depending on their individual back-up needs and often, the service includes periods of free-usage. The service is initially offered on, but not limited to, the powerful ARABSAT-5C satellite, located at 20° East.

As opposed to traditional back-up links, this new launched product impresses with uncontended services at agreed levels that come at a fraction of the usual service investment. Arabsat and CETel are convinced that organizations with high connectivity requirements will gladly welcome this service to obtain higher security standards in their communications infrastructure.

“We are thrilled to include such an important service into our product and services portfolio. The requests for the provision of reliable and cost effective back-up services are permanently growing. This innovative service enables our customers to enhance their network and connectivity performance, also supporting them to further expand and secure their core businesses”, said Guido Neumann, Managing Director at CETel, and adds, “Teaming up with Arabsat we are able to offer such a service. In our long-standing and fruitful partnership with Arabsat we have found the perfect fit for this growing and essential demand.”

“CETel has been our long entrusted and distinguished partner. Arabsat and CETel have always strived to provide high-quality satellite based solutions to their customers. With the ever growing requirements of permanent connectivity, the Business Continuity Solution will increase our customers’ confidence in the services provided by CETel.” said Khalid Balkheyour, President & CEO at Arabsat.

About Arabsat

Operating a growing fleet of owned satellites at the 20°E, 26°E, 30.5°E, 39°E and 44.5°E, ARABSAT is the only satellite operator in the MENA region offering the full spectrum of Broadcast, Telecommunications and Broadband services. This capacity will continue to expand with the launching of new satellites, making ARABSAT satellites’ fleet the youngest in the region. Arabsat also maintains strategic partnerships with most of the world's leading satellite companies and VAS integrators and with the acquisition of Hellas Sat, one of the leading telecom groups in southeastern Europe, These partnerships and acquisitions continue to expand Arabsat's reach with new orbital slots and frequency rights, allowing customers to reach farther than ever and deliver content and state-of-the-art solutions to any end-viewers audience or business partner around the world.

About CETel

CETel is an independent German provider of global satellite, fiber and wireless enabled communications solutions. CETel offers fixed and mobile satellite services to various vertical markets. Customers take advantage of fully managed services designed to individual requirements, operated from CETel’s own teleport near Cologne, Germany. Strategic partnerships with leading satellite operators and equipment manufacturers allow for tailored solutions in a timely and cost-efficient manner. As a private and independent company, CETel is able to select technologies independently, without the limitation to one or few suppliers.