Nigeria, Turkey satellite alliance on the cards
Satellite operator Nigerian Communications Satellite (NigComSat) is in discussions over partnering with Turkish satellite firm Turksat.
NigComSat said the two companies were mulling a collaboration and exploring the possibilities of expanding the reach of their platforms by exchanging content.
Just days after the Satellite 2018 conference held in Washington D.C. in the US, Samson Osagie, executive director of marketing at NigComSat, said his company was exploring technical and commercial agreements with Turksat to ensure the expansion of its satellite footprint and to allow customers to leverage bandwidths on the satellite infrastructure of both companies.
“We are already considering the strength of our joint marketing, our mutual business development within the framework of the commercial and technical agreements and the required timeframe to put all these into action,” said Osagie.
“Once we agree on a working and agreeable business model, including building a gateway on the NigComSat platform and then training the NigComSat technical team in Ankara on the technical requirements of the Turksat system, we can begin to deliver the expectations of our agreement.”
NigComSat representatives were among the 14,500-plus satellite communication execs from 150 countries that attended the recently concluded Satellite 2018 conference.
In December, the company partnered with China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) to produce high-quality satellite content for distribution, broadcasting multiple TV channels across the country via its satellite services.
Established in 1990, Turksat is the sole satellite operator in Turkey and one of the world’s leading satellite companies.