Geolink Satellite Services signs a multi-year contract with Arabsat

Geolink Satellite Services signed a multi-year contract with Arabsat

Geolink Satellite Services, part of CETel Group, has signed a multi-year transponder contract with Arabsat on 5A satellite, located at 30°5 East.
The additional capacity is required to enlarge Geolink’s VSAT satellite networks and to serve the growing demand in the African market.
With over 4 000 active terminal worldwide, state of the art teleport facilities in Germany (CETel) and NOC in Paris, Geolink satellite Services is a leading provider for satellite communication on C, Ku, L and Ka band.

Khalid Balkeyour, President & CEO-Arabsat Said” We are delighted to team up with Geolink on this deal, we view this contract as a continuation of a decade old successful partnership with CETel and CETel Group”. “We are now committed more than ever to grow and strengthen this partnership as we execute our strategic plans to expand geographically through acquisitions and building and launching of new satellites.” Balkeyour added.

“We are pleased to work with a top-tier satellite operator like Arabsat on a long term basis” said Christophe Pacilly, President of Geolink Satellite Services.”The 5A satellite coverage over the African continent for C band gives us a unique opportunity to service our customers from the energy industry, mining, media and humanitarian sector. In the region where capacity is scarce, 5A allows us to meet the growing demand of the African telecommunication market.”

About Geolink Satellite Services (
Geolink Satellite Services has been offering fixed and mobile optimized satellite communications for more than 20 years. With a broad range of solutions and substantial experience in project and network management, our focus is the supply of telecommunication services to the oil & gas, mining, media, NGO and maritime industries.

About Arabsat:
Founded in 1976, Arabsat has been serving the growing needs of the Arab world for over 30 years. Now one of the world’s top satellite operators and by far the leading satellite services provider in the Arab world, it carries over 450 TV channels, 160 radio stations, 4 Pay-TV networks and wide variety of HD channels reaching tens of millions of homes in more than 80 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 26° East.
Operating a growing fleet of owned satellites at the 20° East, 26° East, 30.5° East and 34.5° 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 satellites’ fleet the youngest in the region.
For more information, visit or contact Saad Al Tehaif - ARABSAT PR & Media Manager -

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