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01 December 2014
Doha Hosts ITU Telecom World 2014

ITU Telecom World is the global platform for high-level debate, networking, innovation-showcasing and knowledge-sharing across the ICT community.  The event is focused on the current developments in the ICT sector and its implications for industry and the world.

Satellite communications play an important role in the development of ICT in Qatar and the creation of the next generation infrastructure as a foundation for advancement.  Es’hailSat is showcasing Es’hail-1, the first satellite for the State of Qatar, which commenced operations on 18th December 2013, Qatar’s National Day.  Es’hail-1 is already providing satellite connectivity and high quality, premium DTH television content from the 25.5/26° East neighborhood for leading channels such as Al Jazeera and beIN SPORTS .

Ali Al Kuwari, Chief Executive Officer of Es’hailSat, commented: “As an important pillar in the ICT infrastructure development in the region, we are delighted to participate in the Qatar National Pavilion at ITU Telecom World. Our first satellite Es’hail-1 is successfully providing high-quality broadcasting and communications services for Qatar and the MENA region and we have already started to plan, design and manufacture Es’hail-2. Scheduled for launch in 2017, this second high-powered advanced satellite will further boost broadband delivery, broadcasting and global connectivity in Qatar, the entire region and beyond”.

Es’hailSat welcomed a number of important visitors during the event, including HE Dr Mahmoud Vaezi Minister of Communications of the Islamic Republic of Iran.