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Universal Satcom Successfully Launches Broadband In Yemen On Badr 7 HTS Satellite

Universal Satcom Successfully Launches Broadband In Yemen On Badr 7 HTS Satellite

On the 1st of September 2019, Universal Satcom DMCC out of Dubai, launched the latest high-speed satellite broadband internet service under the brand “Universal Satnet”. The service is currently operational as a VNO solution using ARABSAT’s Broadband & Managed Services on the Yemen ka-band spot beam and associated terrestrial infrastructure. Universal Satcom has future plans to rollout Broadband & Managed services in other markets covered by the Badr 7 satellite footprint.

The Ka band payload on Badr 7 High Throughput Satellite (HTS) along with the terrestrial infrastructure allow for the delivery of high-speed Internet access with speeds as high as 100Mbps on download and 20Mbps on upload using very small size Customer Premises Equipment (CPE). The service is powered by cutting edge Newtec Dialog platform and associated technologies and providing Internet backbone connectivity through European Teleports.

About ARABSAT Badr 7 HTS

Badr 7 Satellite is a High Throughput Satellite (HTS), with 24 Ka band spot beams over the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa. Badr 7 Satellite was manufactured by Airbus Defense & Space with Thales Alenia Space and launched by Ariane Space from French Guiana using the Ariane 5 rocket and finally placed in the orbital hotspot of 26° East.


Operating a growing fleet of owned satellites at the orbital locations of 20°E, 26°E, 30.5°E and 39°E ARABSAT is the only satellite operator in the MENA region offering the full spectrum of Broadcast, Telecommunications and Broadband services. ARABSAT capacity and coverage continue to expand with the launch of new satellites, making ARABSAT satellites fleet the youngest in the region. As part of its ongoing growth strategy, ARABSAT is continuously expanding its reach through the acquisition of Hellas Sat, one of the leading telecom groups in southeastern Europe, and through the development of strategic partnerships with most of the world’s leading satellite companies and VAS integrators. 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 ever expanding audiences or business partners around the world.

About Universal Satcom

Universal Satcom DMCC, headquartered in Dubai UAE, has established special distribution agreements with major satcom providers and established strategic partnerships with operators of satellite earth stations over the world. These collaborations allow Universal Satcom to offer a wide range of bespoke telecommunications solutions, exclusive services and excellent value for money; while provisioning equipment, services, applications and value-added solutions for all satellite networks, for clients from O&G exploration and production (land and sea), aviation, government, survey, geosciences, drilling and sub-marine cabling. Universal Satcom has a global network of Maritime Installers in key locations.

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