Arabsat and Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) will jointly launch a triple-play broadcast and communications service across the MENA region. The new Trio platform is built on EMC’s SATLink technology and will be delivered through the Arabsat Badr-7 satellite, due for launch to the 26° East orbital slot in November 2015. The bundled satellite service will provide homes […]
The new Trio platform is built on EMC’s SATLink technology and will be delivered through the Arabsat Badr-7 satellite, due for launch to the 26° East orbital slot in November 2015.
The bundled satellite service will provide homes with 10Mb/s broadband connectivity, free-to-air and pay-TV reception, video-on-demand (VOD) and video recording capability, and act as a Wi-Fi bridge to connect hand-held devices to the service. A tried and tested business version of Trio will also serve enterprise and governments who want to bring efficient communications and content distribution to their communities.
Commenting on the venture, Khalid Balkheyour, President & CEO of Arabsat, said: We offer our viewers @ 26º East an amazing TV viewing experience, its no longer about watching TV, its now about enjoying and interacting, its about creating a house environment of amusement and convenience. The enterprise version of Trio will be promoted as the technology platform for all governmental and enterprise networks on Arabsat satellites. Arabsat and EMC have been strong partners for more than 10 years now and we are proud to be part of such an innovation leap in the industry.
Abel Avellan, CEO of EMC added: Trio was built on the superior SatLink technology that supported the telecom market for many years; with the conversion trends between Media and Telecom, we have invested heavily in R&D activities to produce a revolutionary chipsets that can support many applications including 4K. This joint venture with Arabsat will take Trio further as the product of choice for TV markets.
Santiago Rossi, the General Manager of the newly established Trio also commented: Under the current partnership, the assets and know-how of SatLink have been transferred into Trio to allow for an autonomous operation and to serve the needs of both Arabsat and EMC and support their big database of customers. We trust that this platform will be adopted by both telecom and media players who want to serve their customers with a fully immersive product for their digital lifestyle as well as enterprise and governments that wants to bring efficient communications and content distribution to their communities. We are all very excited and looking forward to have the Badr-7 Satellite @ 26º East hotspot and we are planning to expand into other regions.
The triple-play service will be available once Arabsat Badr-7 is launched and enters commercial service in 2016, with Trio expecting to attract local ISPs, small business enterprises and telecommunications operators as partners.