Arabsat, one of the leading satellite service providers in the Arab world, has officially announced its completion of testing and approval procedures for the Kymetau8 terminal to operate on its Ku-band satellites. The testing procedures were successfully finalized at the Arabsat Dirab Station located outside of Riyadh.
With the completion of testing for the Kymeta u8 terminal, Arabsat has taken a step toward extending and enhancing its coverage area across the MENA, EMENA, Northwest Africa and South African regions at a range of geostationary orbital longitudes. Arabsat’s approval of the terminal to operate on its satellite network is a strategic measure to provide a variety of broadcast, telecommunications, and broadband services over an extended coverage range.
Built specifically for mobility purposes, the Kymeta u8 terminal, which was first announced for commercial usage in late 2020, is a flat-panel Earth Station in Motion (ESIM) platform. Backed by both U.S. and international patents, the Kymeta u8 terminal addresses the need for low-power, low-cost and high-throughput communication systems.
Kymeta’s antenna technology is uniquely positioned to meet the demand for mobile broadband, providing internet access via satellite or hybrid satellite-cellular networks on a user-defined basis to enable connectivity while on the move or on the pause. By integrating Kymeta’s industry-defining user terminals with Arabsat’s leading satellite mobility services, this new partnership is committed to providing customers with the most advanced, reliable, easy-to-manage and flexible solutions to meet their connectivity requirements.Walter Berger, President, and Co-CEO, Kymeta
By utilizing the Kymeta Hawk u8 terminal, which covers the full Ku-band spectrum, Arabsat seeks to strengthen its capacity to provide advanced solutions that fulfill the needs and expectations of its customers.
Connectivity, creativity, and the re-imagining of end-to-end network design are all important aspects that will help usher in the next generation of telecommunication services. With the success of testing approvals for the Kymeta u8 terminal, we have further improved the collaborative relationship between ARABSAT and Kymeta which will help unlock a new world of applications within the connected mobility market.Eng. Alhamedi Alanezi, President & CEO, Arabsat
The announcement happens as Arabsat participates in CABSAT 2023, one of the MEASA region’s largest broadcast and satellite events, from May 16th to May 18th in Dubai, UAE.