ABS is a global satellite operator and offers a complete range of tailored solutions including broadcasting, data, and telecommunication services to broadcasters, service providers, enterprises and government organizations. ABS operates a fleet of satellites: ABS-2, ABS-2A, ABS-3A, ABS-4/mobisat-1, ABS-6 and ABS-7. The satellite fleet covers 93% of the world’s population across the Americas, Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, CIS and Russia.
Headquartered in Bermuda, ABS has offices in the United States, UAE, South Africa and Asia.
APT Satellite Company Limited (“APT Satellite” or “APSTAR”) is a leading satellite operator in Asia Pacific region. APSTAR commenced its operation in 1992. We currently own and operate six in-orbit satellites: APSTAR-6, APSTAR-7, APSTAR-9, APSTAR-5C, APSTAR-6C,APSTAR-6D satellite (“APSTAR Satellite Fleet”), covering regions in Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia and Pacific island which contain approximately 75% of the World’s population. We provide superior “one-stop-shop” satellite transponder leasing, broadcast, Teleport and Network, as well as data center services to broadcasters and telecommunication customers. Supported with comprehensive and high-quality services, the advanced APSTAR Satellite Fleet have become very important satellite resources for the Asia Pacific region. We offer the services to a wide range of applications including video distribution, Direct-To-Home TV, cellular backhaul, corporate network, maritime and aeronautical mobility services. APSTAR is one of the fastest growing satellite operators in the world, we continue expanding and enhancing the scope of services and capability of APSTAR Satellite Fleet to ensure we are able to meet the customer’s ever-growing demand and keep up with the evolution of technology. APT Satellite Company Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of APT Satellite Holdings Limited, a listed company in the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Stock Code 1045).
Founded in 1976 by the 21 member-states of the Arab League, Arabsat has been serving the growing needs of the Arab world for over 40 years, operating from its headquarter in Riyadh-KSA and two Satellite control stations in Riyadh and Tunis.Now one of the world’s top satellite operators and by far the leading satellite services provider in the Arab world, it carries over 500 TV channels, 200 radio stations, pay-tv networks and wide variety of HD channels reaching tens of millions of homes in more than 80 countries across the Middle East, Africa and Europe—including an audience of over 170 million viewers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region alone tuned into Arabsat’s video “hotspot” at 26°E.
Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) has been Asia's premier satellite operator since it was established in 1988. Our excellent market access, superior technologies and commitment to both customer service and long-term partnerships have allowed us to achieve a market leader position, enjoying industry recognition over the years. Our accomplishments and proven expertise in satellite operations are driven by decades of innovative leadership and insight into leading edge technologies and market developments in Asia.
We currently operate 7 satellites, including AsiaSat 3S, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and AsiaSat 9, being AsiaSat’s most powerful satellite launched to further serve the Asia-Pacific market with enhanced power and efficiency.
AsiaSat's two major shareholders are CITIC Group Corporation and Carlyle Asia Partners IV, L.P.
We are the leading EMEA Ka band high throughput satellite capacity partner to the communications industry. We extend and guarantee coverage for defence missions, enterprise solutions and critical public services.
Avanti is a British based company founded in 2002 with an audacious vision; to design, build and launch pioneering satellite technology that would provide high throughput capacity across EMEA. We launched our first satellite in 2010 and since then we’ve consistently invested in high-throughput capacity and in a resilient and secure ground network. We now operate a fleet of 5 satellite constellation with 50 GHz of Ka-band capacity and we own a fully licensed, resilient and secure ground network of 7 Gateway Earth Stations.
Today we have the power to connect over 1.7 billion people across 118 countries with a belief that everyone should have an equal opportunity to be more secure, empowered and prosperous.
Azercosmos is the only satellite operator in Caucasus established on May 3rd 2010 and fully owned by the government of Azerbaijan Republic. Having launched the Azerspace-1, the first-ever satellite of Azerbaijan, on February 8th 2013, the company provides highly reliable, satellite-based communication services to enterprise and government customers for DTH, voice, video, data and mobility applications.
With the advanced design and flexible switching capabilities of the Azerspace-1 telecommunication satellite, millions of viewers are able to get an access to information and communications services worldwide. Azerspace-1 plays a role as an important gateway in a joint space that connects more than 50 countries in Central Asia, Europe, Africa and Middle East.
In December 2014, Azercosmos took over the rights to operate and commercialize Azersky, high resolution (1.5m imagery products) optical Earth observation satellite, and entered into the commercial business of Earth observation services, including geo-Information services.
Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited (BCSCL)
Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited (BCSCL) is a state owned satellite operating company of Bangladesh. The company is performing hard to be the leading satellite operator at home and abroad. Currently the company is operating Bangabandhu Satellite-1 (BS-1), named after the father of the nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. BS-1, manufactured by Thales Alenia Space, is a modern geostationary communication satellite and located at 119. 1° East longitude. It has strong Ku beams on Bangladesh, Indonesia, The Philippines, and on South-East Asian countries. It also serves planned/ INSAT C band on earlier mentioned countries and in addition, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan & Kazakhstan. The upcoming family members of BS-1 will have global beam. High Throughput Satellite (HTS) is also in the pipeline of the planning. BCSCL provides satellite telecommunication services like DTH, VSAT, Video Distribution, Broadband, Communication Trunks etc. BCSCL has Primary Ground Station at Gazipur, Bangladesh, and Secondary Ground Station at Betbunia, Rangamati, Bangladesh. Bangabandhu Satellite -1 (BS-1) is the first geostationary satellite of the country having strong footprint in Bangladesh, Indonesia, The Philippines, South-East Asian countries, and Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan & Kazakhstan.
Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation
The Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT) is a Japanese corporation established in April 1993 to procure, manage and lease transponders on communications satellites. Its largest stockholder, owning 49.9%, is NHK, the Japan Broadcasting Corporation. In 1994, it was ranked by Space News as the world's 19th largest fixed satellite operator. B-SAT currently owns and manages a fleet of 5 satellites.
China Satellite Communications Co (China Satcom)
China Satellite Communications Co., Ltd. (China Satcom) is a main subsidiary of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) specialized in satellite communications and broadcasting services.
China Satcom, as a satellite operator, not only owns rich satellite resources and Basic telecommunications business license, but also is nominated by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) as a first-class national team specialized in emergency communications. With making satellite communications and broadcasting services accessible to more social groups, China Satcom has long been committed to build a space-terrestrial integrated satellite communications system, providing reliable and secure satellite communications solutions to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers.
At present, China Satcom is operating 16 quality geostationary communications and broadcasting satellites, which cover China, Australia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Middle East, Europe and Africa etc. The Company owns well-developed infrastructure, reliable monitoring systems, professional teams, outstanding system integration capabilities as well as 24/7 quality service capabilities. The Company is able to provide secure and reliable TV broadcasting and transmissions to the public, customized clients and key industrial customers, including timely and reliable communications capacity serving major events, emergencies and disaster relief, all of which have won the satisfaction and reliance of the customers and established a good reputation and brand image in the industry.
EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments.
Embratel Star One
Embratel Star One, a wholly-owned subsidiary from Claro, is the largest satellite company in Brazil and Latin America and operates five GEO satellites (Star One C1, C2, C3, C4 and D1), and one in inclined orbit (Brasilsat B4).
Firstly designated as Star one, the company was created in December of 2000. Then, it was renamed to Embratel Star One in 2014. To meet new infrastructure demands in Brazil, along with the requirements of major sporting events, such as the Olympics, the company launched two new satellites: Star One C4, in July 2015 and Star One D1, in December 2016.
To operate the fleet, Embratel Star One has one of the best and largest satellite operations center in Latin America, located in Guaratiba, Rio de Janeiro. From there, the company controls, monitors and manages its satellite fleet, with a highly skilled team of engineers and technicians.
Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, is a communications satellite operator headquartered in Doha, Qatar. Es’hailSat was established in 2010 with the goal of managing and developing Qatar’s presence in space. The company provides independent, high-quality, advanced satellite services to broadcasters, businesses and governments in the MENA region and beyond.
With the aim to be a truly global satellite operator and services provider, Es’hailSat started the operation of its first satellite Es’hail-1 at 25.5° East in 2013 supporting key broadcasters in the region, beIN SPORTS and Al Jazeera Media Network. Es’hail-2, the company’s second satellite was launched on November 15, 2018 and entered in commercial service early 2019 at the 26° East orbital position.
Having both Ku-band and Ka-band capacity at 25.5° East and 26° East hotspot positions enable Es’hailSat to provide the region with the most advanced and sophisticated services including broadcast, telecommunications and broadband.
Es’hailSat’s expansion plan will continue with more new satellites in prime hotspot locations, offering our customers the most flexible and reliable service. Es’hailSat is also adopting the concept of “world-wide footprints” through partnerships with leading regional and international satellite operators around the globe.