Posted on September 12, 2014

Es'hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, has been awarded the prize for "Newcomer Satellite Operator of the Year" at the 2014 World Satellite Business event in Paris at the Euroconsult World Satellite Business Week 2014.  The ceremony for the 11th Awards for Excellence in Satellite Communications took place during the official luncheon hosted by The Boeing Company at the Westin Hotel. 

The Awards for Excellence are based on a performance analysis of the satellite market players and assessed by a jury of industry experts from the publications Satellite Finance and Space News as well as Euroconsults' analyst team. A number of key performance indicators and strategic initiatives are taken into account as part of the awards process. "We are immensely grateful and proud to receive this award from our peers in the international satellite industry. Our goal is to become a major satellite player, first in the MENA region and then potentially globally and we are well on our way to achieving this," Es'hailSat Chief Executive Officer Ali Al Kuwari said. 

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"Es'hail 1 is currently broadcasting channel bouquets for premium broadcasters such as Al Jazeera and beIN Sports. We have just announced the procurement contract for our next satellite, Es'hail 2, and we are working on designs for our own satellite control center in Doha. This is a strong foundation on which we can continue to build a world-class satellite operator and center of excellence in the MENA region." Es'hailSat was established in 2010 and brings a new dimension to Qatar's diversifying economy. The company's satellite fleet will enable customers to substantially increase their broadcasting capability in HD and 3D and supports Qatar's 2030 vision and commitment to meeting the sophisticated communications infrastructure the country is putting in place to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.