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NigComSat, TURKSAT sign agreement on satellite based services delivery



The international satellite industry witnessed a huge business agreement signing on Thursday, when the Nigerian Communication Satellite (NigComSat) Limited and TURKSAT Company entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on the delivery of satellite based services.

TURKSAT Company is a leading satellite operator with a wealth of experience in the development and deployment of satellite solutions.

According to NIGCOMSAT, the new business partner has specific expertise in the e-government applications, and currently operates the e-Government Portal in Turkey.

“This collaboration will allow both satellite operators to use their resources and specific expertise to provide new and innovative satellite-based solutions”, a statement by NIGCOMSAT reads.

The signing ceremony took place at the TURKSAT Headquarters in Ankara, Turkey.

The delegation from NIGCOMSAT was headed by Executive Director, Engineering Services, Engr. Kazeem Kolawole Raji, and was warmly received by the Vice President, TURKSAT, Hasan Huseyin Ertok.

The agreement, learnt, provides a framework for cooperation between the two satellite operators in various areas, which include shared satellite ground infrastructure in Africa and Europe, back-up capacity arrangements, satellite communications training, broadcast content sharing and satellite applications development, with particular emphasis on e-government applications.

NIGCOMSAT’s Executive Director, Engineering Services, Engr. Kazeem Kolawole Raji, and the Vice President, TURKSAT, Hasan Huseyin Ertok, flanked by other delegates during the agreement signing.