Following a successful launch last November, Es’hail-2, the second satellite from Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, has commenced commercial service to serve government, broadcast and telecommunications sectors in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
Featuring Ka-band spot beams and Ku-band wide beams, Es’hail-2 joins Es’hail-1 at 25.5⁰E/26.0⁰E MENA broadcast hotspot, and will augment the capacity already available at the hotspot to support services in the region. Broadcasters and channel owners will be able to leverage the reliability of the satellite to provide high-quality service and enhanced viewing experience to consumers, with HD and 4K/Ultra HD (UHD) content.
The satellite will also enable telecommunications companies and Internet service providers (ISPs) to provide “reliable and secure” telecommunications and broadband services.
Ali Al Kuwari, president and CEO of Es’hailSat, said: “I am extremely proud that Es’hail-2 has entered commercial service supporting customers in the Middle East and North Africa, and I thank the diligent and hardworking teams at Es’hailSat and MELCO for this success.”