FILE PHOTO: A flag with an organization brand is seen throughout satellite tv for pc launch firm Arianespace annual information convention in Paris, France, January 9, 2018. Information/Christian Hartmann/File Picture
CAIRO (Information) – Egypt will launch its first communication satellite tv for pc into orbit on Friday, a transfer it says will enhance its communications infrastructure and web providers and appeal to funding.
Tiba-1 is because of launch at 2108 GMT on one in all Europe’s Arianespace rockets from an area heart in French Guiana, officers stated.
It’s named after Thebes or Tiba in Arabic, an historic Egyptian capital the ruins of which lie throughout the trendy southern metropolis of Luxor.
The 5.6-tonne satellite tv for pc made by Airbus and Thales Alenia House (TAS) will stay in orbit for at the least 15 years to offer “each inch” of Egypt with name and web providers, state officers stated.
“The Satellite tv for pc will present Egypt with a parallel communications community alongside the present land community and a robust telecommunications infrastructure,” Mohamed Elkoosy, government director of the Egyptian House Company, instructed Information.
“The expansion of the economic system is determined by a robust communication community,” he added.
The Egyptian House Company will run the satellite tv for pc from a management heart in Cairo.
Egyptian communications minister Amr Talaat stated in a press release the satellite tv for pc “represents a big qualitative leap within the area of communications and knowledge expertise (ICT)”.
Tiba-1’s protection space contains some neighboring Arab and African nations and Egypt could promote them satellite tv for pc providers in future.
Reporting by Mahmoud Mourad and Momen Saeid Atallah; Modifying by Alexandra Hudson