The agreements will add an additional 47 MHz of capacity to the five 36 MHz transponders used by ATS on the ATLANTIC BIRD 3 satellite, also owned by Eutelsat. Algeria is working to extend its digital networks to rural areas and to improve interconnectivity for the finance and energy sectors. Satellite technology plays an important role in this endeavor.
Eutelsat Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Wallace said of the deal, “As a partner of Algerie Telecom Satellite since it was established in 2004, we are delighted to take our collaboration to a new level with these two long-term contracts. They highlight the strong featuresof ATLANTIC BIRD 7and the potential of its high-power and reach to contribute to completing digital infrastructure across Algerian territory.”