GroundPort concludes contract with Gazprom Space Systems to expand communications services for the Caucasus region

25 February 2016

GroundPort Limited («GroundPort»), an Irish system integrator and service provider, and Gazprom Space Systems («GSS»), a Russian-based satellite operator, signed the Contract, whereunder «Yamal-202» satellite capacity (C-band) will be used to provide communication services to corporate users in the Caucasus region.

«The semi-global coverage provided by GSS satellite enables GroundPort to deliver services from our facilities in the UK and Ireland to a wide territory. The cooperation with the Russian operator opens up new opportunities for future development and allows us to provide satellite communications services of the highest European standard to remote areas throughout the Eurasian region», commented Clive Smith, Managing Director, GroundPort Limited. «We look forward to further cooperation in this and other regions.»

«Warmest greetings to our new partner. We are pleased to establish business relations with such an experienced team," said Dmirty Sevastiyanov, Director General, Gazprom Space Systems. «For 20 years of operations GSS proved to be a reliable and trusted business partner for telecom companies all over the world. We value confidence in us and shall do our best to support this cooperation on a long-term basis.»

About GroundPort Limited

GroundPort specialises in delivering Telecommunications to technologically remote areas primarily via Satellite and Wireless systems.

They focus on the provision of tailored equipment and services to meet the specific needs of organisations. GroundPort delivers high quality professional satellite communications systems to Africa and the Middle East and Europe.

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About Gazprom Space Systems

Gazprom Space Systems is an international operator providing satellite capacity in a considerable part of the Eastern hemisphere. The company has created and operates Yamal Satellite Communications System consisting of four satellites (Yamal-202, Yamal-300K, Yamal-401 and Yamal-402) and advanced ground telecommunications infrastructure (teleports, TV center, a wide network of ground stations in the Russian regions).

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