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Press Release -- March 21st, 2017
Source: Tata Communications

Nilesat and Tata Communications collaborate to ensure robust media delivery and optimised end user viewing experience across MENA region

Agreement brings together the region’s largest satellite operator and world’s largest fibre network allowing global broadcasters to seamlessly reach the MENA market
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

March 21, 2017

Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications™, announced at CABSAT Dubai today a first-of-its-kind partnership with Nilesat, the MENA region’s leading satellite and teleport services provider. The partnership allows both parties to leverage infrastructure to ensure optimal regional media delivery over IP and enhance regional connectivity with broadcasters across the globe to serve MENA broadcaster needs and afford end users an unparalleled viewing experience.

Leveraging Tata Communications’ Video Connect service built on the world’s most advanced fibre network, Nilesat will be able to better connect with global broadcasters for its MENA up linking to reach local subscribers with stronger reliability and rich content that is better routed through fibre. Equally, Tata Communications will leverage Nilesat’s infrastructure and coverage area.

Brian Morris, Vice President and General Manager of Global Media & Entertainment Services, Tata Communications said, “Emerging TV platforms coupled with the way in which media is consumed today is placing an ever-growing demand on bandwidth globally. With increasing consumer demand for high definition and real time broadcast, media providers need the ability to seamlessly extend any existing video networks to continue to enhance viewing experiences while optimising costs. We are keen to work closely with Nilesat in its bid to have a cost-effective and reliable hybrid solution for media delivery that users across the MENA region can enjoy.”

Commenting on the partnership, Hamdy Monir, Chief Technical Officer CTO, Nilesat said, “As we work closely with Tata Communications, we enable more international channels to broadcast in the MENA region as well as MENA region TV channels to broadcast internationally. Regional users will also benefit from an accelerated TV format upgrade in HD, UHD, 4K and 8K.”

Tata Communications’ Video Connect overcomes the challenges to enable organisations to seamlessly extend any existing video network to locations across the globe, delivering strong live media transport over IP to enhance the user’s viewing experience. The platform offers constant bandwidth availability and video transmission over diverse protected fibre paths to ensure seamless video delivery, while connecting all the main media hubs and teleports of the world, including over 100 broadcasters.

Nilesat is the dominant satellite and teleport services provider in the MENA region with more than 95% of households in the region tuning in to their satellites for receiving broadcast content from all over the globe. Content owners and broadcasters around the world depend on Nilesat as the primary route to reach users in this region.


Notes to editors

About Nilesat

Since the establishment of the Nilesat in 1996, the company has been keen on delivering high quality services and media content that reflects its deep belief in upgrading the accuracy and the transparency of the overall media message that respects the mind and conscience of the human beings at any time and place. Nilesat’s media message respects all religions and renounces hatred and any calls for violence and extremism. It is a message of love and peace to all humanity.

Emanating from where we stand, Nilesat’s management aims to mobilize its efforts and dedicate its human resources to continuously modernize the infrastructure, technologies and the basic services to keep pace with the latest science findings in this field.

Nilesat confirms to its valued customers that it is continuously seeking to provide all the necessary capabilities to update the available services and technologies to provide a work organization and performance that meet the ambitions and demands of the Arab and African citizens at any time and place.

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Shruti Soni
Tata Communications
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Mohamed El-Hawiet
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About Tata Communications

Tata Communications Limited (CIN no: L64200MH1986PLC039266) along with its subsidiaries (Tata Communications) is a leading global provider of A New World of Communications™. With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers.

The Tata Communications global network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks and a Tier-1 IP network with connectivity to over 240 countries and territories across 400 PoPs, as well as nearly 1 million square feet of data centre and collocation space worldwide.

Tata Communications’ depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services and leadership in global international voice. Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India.

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