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STC, Intelsat to enhance connectivity in the oil and gas market

Saudi Telecommunication Company (STC) and Intelsat have entered an agreement which allows the telecom operator to use Intelsat’s satellite solutions to support operations for the oil and gas industry

The two companies have signed a multi-year agreement which will allow STC, the largest telecom operator in Saudi Arabia, to use connectivity provided by Intelsat 10-02, located at 1° West, to provide satellite services to the oil and gas sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

STC and Intelsat have been working together to support the growth of the VSAT sector in Saudi Arabia. The telecom operator uses multiple satellites in Intelsat’s Globalised Network to provide high-quality broadband networking for corporate customers in the banking, government and oil and gas sectors operating throughout the Middle East and Asia.

“The operations of oil and gas companies are important to Saudi Arabia and the global economy, and reliable broadband communications are a vital part of the sector’s daily operations,” said STC operations management general manager Walid Al Wabel.

“Intelsat has been a valuable partner in our support of major oil and gas clients, delivering the satellite connectivity that ensures broadband services are always available. With Intelsat’s continued support, STC has the best available satellite infrastructure integrated into our network, allowing us to deliver the highest quality services to our enterprise customers regardless of location.”

“Demand for VSAT connectivity in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East remains strong, demonstrating that satellite is the best option for delivering reliable communications services to large enterprises with hundreds of locations spread across vast and sometimes remote areas,“ said Intelsat director of sales, Middle East and North Africa, Shahrokh Khanzadeh-Amiri.