Talia extends partnership with Arabsat by adding further coverage to its portfolio

September 14 2019

Talia extends partnership with Arabsat by adding further coverage to its portfolio

(IBC, Amsterdam, 14 September 2019): Talia Limited, a leading communications solutions provider serving the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas, today announced that it has strengthened its long-term collaboration with the world’s top satellite operator, Arabsat, with the addition of further C-band capacity across the Middle East and Africa.

With this latest agreement, Talia adds BADR-6 services to its satellite coverage portfolio of Ka, Ku and C-band solutions while enabling the company to provide full C-band redundancy to clients in the MENA region. The strengthened collaboration also increases Talia’s capacity on Arabsat 5A, located at 30.5° East.

With wide coverage and resillience to severe heavy conditions, C-band was the first band used for satellite communications and it still plays a key role in the global telecommunication industry.

“The new capacity on Arabsat BADR-6, together with the additional capacity on Arabsat 5A, reinforces our presence in the market allowing us to expand our already vast range of satellite coverage across the region”, says Alan Afrasiab, President and CEO of Talia Limited.

“Our continued collaboration with Arabsat is a proven example of successful partnership with a world leading satellite operator that we are keen to nurture in the future”, adds Afrasiab.

The partnership between Talia and Arabsat is set to expand further as Talia is currently making plans to uplink Ku-band capacity on Badr-7, a high-power satellite covering the MENA region which was launched by Arabsat in 2015.

“Talia is a leading teleport, satellite and terrestrial network operator with extensive experience of the Middle East and Africa markets”, says Khalid Balkheyour, President and CEO, Arabsat. “We are delighted to further cement our partnership with Talia in order to provide even higher quality and reliable services to unconnected communities across the MENA market”, continues Balkheyour.

For more information regarding Talia’s services visit www.talia.net or Meet Arabsat at IBC 2019, booth 1.B38.

About Talia Limited:
Talia is a market-leading teleport, satellite and terrestrial network operator; providing secure global IP communications that allow enterprises to thrive. Our hybrid infrastructure supports international businesses with connectivity wherever and whenever they need it.
With headquarters in the UK, Talia owns and operates their teleport facility in Germany. With international offices across Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, Talia is ideally positioned to meet the growing demand of today’s global market.

Talia delivers solutions for enterprises, media companies, NGOs, government agencies and many others.

Founded in 1976 by the 21 member-states of the Arab League, ARABSAT has been serving the growing needs of the Arab world for over 35 years. It carries over 450 TV FTA channels, 35HD channels, 4pay TV networks,. and 160Radio stations reaching tens of millions of homes in more than 100 countries across the Middle East, Africa, Europe and way beyond around the world including an audience of over 170 million viewers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region alone tuned into ARABSAT’s video “hotspot” at 26º East.

Operating a growing fleet of satellites at the 26°East , 30.5°East, 34.5°East  and 20° East positions of the geostationary orbit, 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 the ARABSAT satellite fleet the youngest in the region.
For more information, please contact

Saad Al Tehaif, ARABSAT PR & Media Director