Azercosmos Expands Satellite Services for over 100 Million African Households

Republished from Spaceref


Azercosmos will utilize its Azerspace-1 satellite’s C-Band capacity to provide satellite services throughout Africa. This results from Azercosmos’ newly signed agreement with Measat Satellite Systems.

Azercosmos will consequently ensure the continued seamless distribution of broadcasting, data, video, and audio services to more than 100 million African households. Furthermore, the satellite company will provide reliable data connectivity in rural areas and emergencies.

“Azercosmos is proud to continue its delivery of highly reliable satellites services that enable customers to expand their opportunities in Africa,” said Mark Guthrie, Chief Commercial Officer of Azercosmos. “With its excellent knowledge of legal matters in the telecommunications space industry, the Fieldfisher team efficiently reflected Azercosmos’ requirements in the transaction,” commented Ilgar Abdullayev, director of the Legal department of Azercosmos.

The Fieldfisher team was led by John Worthy, partner and head of the Fieldfisher Satellite and Space Projects group, who also advised Azercosmos on its initial collaboration with MEASAT in 2010. The team subsequently included partners Robin Spender, Hastings Guise, legal director Tom Martin, senior associates Verity Ellis and Anna Crosby, and associate Alex Harbin.

John Worthy comments: “We are delighted to have worked closely with the Azercosmos team to secure this strategic expansion of their international reach. Building the foundation for the next stage of this long-established partnership has been enormously exciting, drawing on our many years’ space experience. We look forward to seeing this collaboration flourish over the years to come.”