The Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) has signed an agreement with Germany’s Chronosat to expand cooperation on the use of the Express-AM7 satellite.
Cooperation between the two parties began earlier this year when Chronosat began using capacity on Express-AM7 to provide services to countries in the Middle East. They have now reached a strategic agreement worth more than $14 million over the next five years on the use of the RSCC’s spacecraft capacity.
Commenting on the development, Yuri Prokhorov, RSCC general director, said: “RSCC has a long record of successful operations in the Middle East and Europe, where we have built long-term relations with large consumers of satellite communications services. We hope that our cooperation with Chronosat and the agreements reached today will strengthen the positions of the RSCC, including on the African continent.”
Konstantin Ryabtsev, Chronosat general director, added: “We appreciate the RSCC’s high level of customer service and quality characteristics of the new generation Express-AM7 satellite capacity. Our immediate-term plans envisage the use of the RSCC satellite fleet for boosting our business in the Middle East, Africa and other regions of the world. We very much hope that our partner’s professional approach, an exceptional focus on the customer, and competent technical support of the business will enable us to implement many joint projects in the future.”
The agreement between the two parties was signed at AfricaCom 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa.