Arabsat is subject to Jamming and its Engineers succeed in locating its source

May 29 2014

Arabsat is subject to Jamming and its Engineers succeed in locating its source

Arab Satellite Communication Organization – ARABSAT - announced today that many TV channels on-board its fleet of Satellites has been the subject of Intentional Jamming for the past week up to today. The jammer has transmitted unauthorized signals targeting different ARABSAT Bouquets that is disturbing several Television Channels on many transponders.

 

Arabsat engineers used state – of - art technology to locate and conduct detailed analysis to identify the source of the jamming, it was confirmed that this interference was originated from Ethiopian Territories.

 

Arabsat expresses its resentment for such an illegal act and is surprise for this vandalism as there are no Ethiopian or Eritrean channels broadcast within Arabsat DTH bouquets. This jamming may be aimed at some opponents channels for one of the two countries channels that are broadcasted on board satellites near Arabsat 26 Degrees East neighborhood  or on board other satellites which Arabsat has no relation with.

 

ARABSAT assures to its customers that it is tackling this issue both at national and international level. International Telecommunication Union and Arab League have been informed of this issue and several efforts are underway to mediate the situation.

 

ARABSAT will follow up the matter and take all appropriate actions to prosecute the culprit at the judicial authorities and the international organization of frequencies and any legal means that may deem appropriate to ensure that any damage already incurred or to be incurred by the noise, will not go without legal action, regardless of whether this damage is direct or indirect.

 

ARABSAT is deeply thankful to its respected valued customers for their understanding and supporting for ARABSAT as this intentional jamming is beyond its control.

 

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For further information please contact Saad Al Tehaif saadt@arabsat.com