February 3, 2023 – February 3, 2023 – ABS, a global satellite operator and Telespazio Brasil, a subsidiary of Telespazio, a joint venture between Leonardo (67%) and Thales (33%), announced they have signed a 5 year capacity contract for the satellite ABS-3A, West Hemi C-band beam. Under the multi-year agreement, Telespazio will use the C-band beam for its offshore services for the Oil and Gas market segment. Serving a wide range of maritime and offshore oil installations, Telespazio delivers critical communication solutions to enable day-to-day operations required to connect users from the most remote locations and waters across the world. The agreement with ABS strengthens Telespazio’s positioning in the oil and gas services market in Latin America. Amit Somani, CEO of ABS said, “Telespazio is an important partner of ABS across the globe, and in particular in Brazil where it operates multiple services on our ABS-3A C-band West Hemi beam. Beside our wide coverage, our space segment capacity is commercially and technically ideal when coupled with Telespazio’s advanced value-added solutions, customer service and overall expertise to win major projects in the Oil & Gas sector.” “ABS has been a trusted long-standing partner and offers reliable cost-effective solutions for our connectivity needs. They understand the critical role that connectivity solutions play in this region and are highly flexible when bandwidth demand is ever increasing,” said Marzio Laurenti, CEO of Telespazio Brasil.