Iridium sets up Middle East network service agreements

17 Dec 2003

Satellite-based voice and data communications services provider Iridium Satellite LLC, says it has signed service provider agreements with five companies enabling them to distribute its products in the Middle East. Iridium says that the agreements will enable service providers in its network to sell Iridium products to industrial organisations and government bodies in remote areas where no other forms of communications exist. The Middle East Service Provider network comprises Saudi-based NASCO, which provides telecoms solutions for the government and offshore oil and gas industry; Delta Communications in Egypt; Compagnie d’Energie et d’Etudes Maritimes (C2EM), which serves Iraq from its headquarters in Dubai; Saif Group, a Pakistani conglomerate specialising in the telecoms and IT market; and Yemeni-based AZ COMM.

United Arab Emirates