Arab Satellite Communications Organization (ARABSAT)

Organisation arabe des communication par satellites
Organización Arabe de Comunicación por Satélites

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History

14 Apr 1976, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), by the 21 Member States of the Arab League, as a specialized agency acting in the framework of League of Arab States (LAS). Also known as Arab Space Communications Organization (ASCO).

Aims

Develop, establish and operate a regional telecommunications satellite system; provide a wide range of space telecommunication services, such as digital and analogue direct-to-Home television broadcasting, Internet, regional and domestic TV program exchange, regional and domestic telephony, ARABSAT business services (ABS) and VSAT services among various parts of Arab world and countries within coverage of its satellites.

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Activities

Currently owns and operates 3 satellites: 'ARABSAT2A', launched 1996; 'ARABSAT3A', launched 1999, co-located and dedicated to Digital and Analogue Direct-to-Home TV Broadcasting and Internet services; 'ARABSAT2B', launched 1996, used for other telecommunications services.

Structure

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Languages

Arabic, English.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 8 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 21 countries
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Subjects *

  • Transportation, Telecommunications
    • Satellites
    • Telecommunications
  • Communication
    • Communication

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

UIA Org ID

D7395

Last News Received

13. Feb 2019
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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