The Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC), the country’s main state operator of communications satellites, has signed a cooperation deal with Azerbaijan’s Azercosmos, which is the sole satellite operator in the South Caucasus, AzerNews reports.
The agreement, which includes cooperation in the field of satellite communications and broadcasting services, was signed as part of the International Telecommunications, Innovations and High Technologies Exhibition Bakutel-2019 held in Baku on December 3-6, local media reports.
It provides for the creation and development of satellite communications and broadcasting networks for a variety of economic and public administration sectors in Europe, the Middle East, Africa as well as in Russia and Azerbaijan. It is planned to use the potential of space satellites Azerspace 1, Azerspace 2, as well as RSCC’s Express AM series satellites.
The Russian and Azerbaijani satellite operators have unique experience in implementing satellite projects aimed at setting up corporate communications networks, trunk internet access channels, regional TV broadcasting, as well as operating mobile objects on land, at sea, and in the air.
According to the two companies, collaborative project efforts will allow them to strengthen their presence in the regions of the Eurasian and African continents and to secure the broadest possible coverage of vertical markets for satellite communications and broadcasting services.
“Our partnership goes well beyond purely regional cooperation in the Caspian Region. RSCC and Azercosmos have been successfully working for many years in the markets of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Joint efforts of the two national satellite operators also open up the potential for a new page in Russian-Azerbaijani cooperation as a joint export application for foreign consumers,” said Kseniya Drozdova, RSCC’s Deputy Director-General.