Under the Azerbaijan Ministry of Communications and High Technologies, Azercosmos OJSC, has signed a contract on the provision of telecommunications services
The deal will be between satellite operators DCS Telecom and Don Telecom, the company said on 7 November 2016.
DCS Telecom and Don Telecom will use the facilities of the Azerspace-1 satellite to provide voice, data, video, mobile and network services to both Africa and the Middle East.
The first telecommunications satellite of Azerbaijan, Azerspace-1, was launched on 8 February 2013, and provides a variety of services including digital television, VSAT multi-service networks ad governmental communications. The overall project cost around US$230mn.
Azercosmos have recently signed contracts with Turkish radio channels Radyo Akman, Radyo Derman and Radyo Efsana to provide their broadcasting on the frequency 111027/H/7500 from 1 November. In addition, Azercosmos also signed a contract with two Georgian TV channels to provide their digital transmission. Moreover, the satellite is also to be used during emergency situations.