Algerie Telecom expands Eutelsat use

9 Feb 2012

Algeria’s dominant communications provider, state-owned Algerie Telecom, is expanding its relationship with satellite operator Eutelsat under a new five-year contract. The deal will see the Algerians lease 47MHz of capacity on Eutelsat’s Atlantic Bird 7 satellite, which offers coverage of the entire territory of Algeria. Algerie Telecom already uses five 36MHz transponders on Eutelsat’s Atlantic Bird 3 platform.