Wateen Signs Satellite Bandwidth Contract with Spacecom

Wateen Telecom has signed a three-year multi-million dollar agreement with Spacecom International, the world’s foremost provider of satellite and telecommunication services.

Under the USD 11.3 million multi-transponder agreement, Wateen will provide Spacecom with Ku-band and C-band satellite bandwidth for Pakistan, as well as the Asian region served by the Asian broadcasting satellites ABS-7 and Intelsat IS-904. The C-band is a name given to certain portions of the electromagnetic spectrum, including wavelengths of microwaves that are used for long-distance radio telecommunications.

The C-band is primarily used for open satellite communications, whether for full-time satellite TV networks or raw satellite feeds. Ku band is primarily used for fixed and broadcast services over satellite. Ku band satellites are used for backhauls and particularly for satellite from remote locations back to a television network’s studio for editing and broadcasting.

The agreement brings great value to Wateen as it will enable the telecoms giant to provide a variety of telecommunications services, including GSM backhauling, high-speed Internet, news gathering, disaster recovery and data connectivity to regions where no other connectivity media is available.

Wateen Telecom is Pakistan’s largest satellite bandwidth reseller and a satellite systems integrator of world-renowned equipment manufacturers such as Comtech EF Data, STM Networks, I-Direct, Vertix and Cisco. Wateen’s satellite services division provides end-to-end solutions for VSAT equipment, satellite bandwidth, network optimization and customization tools to all of the country’s leading telecom operators, financial institutions, media broadcasting companies and SMEs.

Arrangements are being made by Wateen to get the maximum level of coverage all over Pakistan and its neighboring countries to empowers GSM operators , financial institutes , media broadcasting companies and other SME’s for their daily operations. Agreements contain leasing of Ku and C-band transponders with both fixed and steerable beams.

Commenting on the new venture, Wateen CEO Naeem Zamindar said, “We are excited about offering end-to-end connectivity to customers who rely on satellite technology for uninterrupted, high-quality service in areas where the terrain may prevent deployment of a fiber optic network. We found Spacecom to be best suited for our region as it offers the capabilities to meet the ever-evolving needs of a market with space capacity limitations.”

  • Salam, gud for me, gud for pk.

  • Yeah to phir haad hi hogai….

    satellite ka contract kerlia hay or net speed dail up connect say bhi kaab :(

    • Baboo

      internet speeds in pakistan are one of the best in the world.google is ure friend.tum multani nashukray log ho kabhee khush nahi reh saktay ishee liyay jo samajar log hain tum mai sai woh foran lahore ya karachi ajatay hain.tumhai net use nahi kerna chayiyay tum sirf multani halwa banaya kero.leave the internet to the educated people.

      • Nabeel Dogar

        I with u Baboo

  • umer inayat

    any hope 4 wateen dth????? ADMIN

  • Wimax User

    Wateen speed is good and I have no issues with it. The only problem is with the high tariff.

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  • waqas

    Wateen package for small cities not for (KHI LHR ISD and FSD)

    1MB unlimited 800 + 99 (USF project)

    • I am from Multan.. Paying 1615 per month for shitty internet speed!!

      • Baboo

        internet is shiity because the place from which ure using does not have complete signals.so basically ure place is shitty and ure shitty non technical stupid fool.go get a life where there are complete signal to END ure stupid shiity life and start a new1

  • zain

    wateen dth kab start hoga jaldi batao aur yeh installment main mila ga kya