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Es hailSat Hosts Satellite Technology Panel at Qitcom Conference

May 27, 2014



Doha, May 27 (QNA) - Es'hailSat, the Qatar Satellite today hosted a technology panel session at Qitcom, Qatar's largest ICT event which is currently taking place in Doha from 26th-28th May 2014. The conference session was entitled "At the Cornerstone of Innovation in Broadband & Broadcast: Satellite's Impact on Society.

Qitcom is supported by leading technology companies and government departments and is considered an important platform for ICT development and innovation in Qatar, the region and internationally.

Es'hail 1, Qatar's first satellite was launched on 29th August 2013 and officially entered service on Qatar National Day, 18th December 2013. The Es'hailSat satellite program will help to meet the rapidly growing communications needs in the region and is the first step in the development of a sustainable national satellite industry as part of the country's 2030 vision.

As a Platinum Sponsor, Es'hailSat has major presence at Qitcom. The Satellite & Broadband Panel session, hosted by Es'hailSat, is dedicated to understanding the vital role satellites play in ICT infrastructure their impact on the media landscape in Qatar in terms of access and content. Both the keynote speech and panel discussion will feature major players in the international satellite, space and media industry involved in the manufacture, launch and network management of satellites.

On the exhibition floor, Es'hailSat is showcasing Es'hail 1 and it's future satellites. In addition, Es'hailSat is providing a Satellite Communications Industry Zone which enables visitors to discover the wider world of satellite communications, including stands from satellite manufacturers, launch vehicles, network infrastructure providers and communications end-users.

Chief Executive Officer of Es'hailSat, Ali Al Kuwari, commented: "We are delighted to participate once again at Qitcom, a vital hub for ICT development in the region. With our first satellite Es'hail 1 currently providing premium content for the MENA region and with future satellites planned, we aim to attract customers who value our communications independence, quality of service and market penetration. Our sponsorship of Qitcom, further demonstrates our commitment to become a technology leader, world-class satellite operator and center of excellence in the region".(QNA)






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Source: Qatar News Agency


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