Chinese partners to deliver telecoms satellite for DRC

19 Nov 2012

According to local press reports, state-owned China Aerospace & Technology Corporation (CASC) has inked a commercial contract with China Telecom to provide communication satellite in-orbit delivery for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The satellite, CongoSat-01, will be launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in south-west China’s Sichuan Province within three years, according to the Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC), a CASC subsidiary that signed the deal with the DRC’s National Network of Satellite Telecommunications (Renatelsat). The DRC is the second African country to ink a satellite delivery contract with China, following in the footsteps of Nigeria which signed a contract with CGWIC in December 2004.

Congo, Dem. Rep., China Telecom Group