May 22, 2024 – ST Engineering iDirect and Arabsat are extending their successful multi-year partnership to bring connectivity to new markets in the Middle East, Africa and West/Central Asia. While Arabsat’s BADR-7 Ka-band satellite and 6A Ku-Band satellite currently service locations including Africa, Middle East and parts of Asia, the government-backed satellite service provider is now working alongside ST Engineering iDirect to expand its coverage to manage connectivity services in countries that face poor infrastructure challenges. Arabsat’s expansion into new markets is part of Saudi Arabia’s wider initiative to continue to invest in space, diversify from the media and broadcast sector and bring satellite internet capabilities to users in remote and underserved areas through its VSAT broadband business. Read more