Qatar Satellite Company has provided a safe and continuous broadcast of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, since its launch on November 20, 2022 until now.
Commenting on the company’s operations throughout the tournament, Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Satellite Company (Es’hailSat) Ahmed bin Ali Al Kuwari, said in an interview with QNA that the company worked to provide various services to all strategic customers and partners via its two satellites Es’hail-1 and Es’hail-2 at 25.5 / 26 East, in addition to the services of the earth station in Qatar.
It succeeded in enhancing the capabilities of the news gathering service via satellite, after it provided the basic and necessary requirements for transmitting the tournament to all parts of the world, with high quality. On the mechanism for continuity of broadcasting without interruption or interference, in light of the increasing demand for Internet content and data distribution, Al Kuwari pointed out that Es’hailSat has enhanced the communication service via optical fiber, to ensure smooth broadcasting of matches, away from external influences, especially since the main objective is to provide an integrated vital infrastructure.
He added that the championship embodied an ideal opportunity to test the capabilities and abilities. It also strengthened Es’hailSat’s contribution to stimulating the country’s development process and supporting the national economy, and at the same time shows the State of Qatar’s commitment to providing secure and independent communications for all.
The CEO revealed a plan to launch a package of long-term development projects that would achieve the vision of Es’hailSat to become a global operator and provider of satellite services.
He pointed out that these projects are in their final stages, and details will be announced soon, as it is expected that it will contribute to the success of Qatar National Vision 2030, especially since it was designed to keep pace with this national vision and its aspirations to transfer the local economy from oil to knowledge and digital, as sustainability is not just agricultural sufficiency, so we’re continuing to invest in education, so we can develop and distill our technology.
In response to a question about the expansion plan, Al Kuwari affirmed the company’s intention to double the broadcasting area, in addition to other accompanying projects with the aim of strengthening the Qatari space presence and supporting its competitiveness, expanding the network, and upgrading broadcasting to ensure maximum and full benefit from the satellites.
Commenting on Es’hailSat’s orientations to establish a global company and launch further satellites, CEO of Es’hailSat said that the company is closely studying and evaluating all possible options to enhance its future capabilities, where the plan entails the promotion of service constantly through working at various levels to achieve the vision and add a new dimension to the national economy.
He pointed out that Es’hailSat has multiple partnerships with BridgeComm for the optical ground station and terminal antenna, along with the service providers such as IDirect seriel and Cobham to sustain the services and provide a global broadband communication in a time such industry is witnessing global fluctuations. The Peninsula