New Skies and KMS/FalconStream sign Middle East services contract
New Skies Satellites, a global satellite communications company, and Kuwait Messaging Services/FalconStream (KMS), a Kuwaiti information technology firm have signed a long-term multi-transponder, multi-satellite agreement to offer high-speed Internet access services to more than 2,000 customer sites throughout the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent and North Africa.
KMS/FalconStream is using Ku-band capacity on the NSS-6 satellite to deliver Internet traffic, via New Skies' IPsys(R) Internet connectivity services, directly to end users as well as businesses, ISPs and telecom companies across the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. Internet content transmissions originate from New Skies' IP hub, which the company utilizes through a partnership agreement with REACH to provide communications services across the entire Middle East/Asian region.
KMS/FalconStream also has selected the NSS-7 Atlantic Ocean region satellite for complementary and extended IPsys(R) Internet connectivity services throughout the Middle East and North Africa. KMS/FalconStream links directly to the North American Internet backbone via New Skies' Washington D.C. mediaport.
New Skies continues to increase its market share in the India, Middle East and Africa (IMEA) region. Revenues from this region have more than tripled over the past two years from $14.2 million in 2000 to $46.8 million in 2002, and its importance as a percentage of total revenues has increased from seven percent to 23 percent over the same period. New Skies serves Internet, broadcast, and telecom customers in the IMEA region with its NSS-6, NSS-703 and NSS-7 satellites. — (menareport.com)
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