Gazprom Space Systems at Africacom-2017

8 November 2017

Gazprom Space Systems team successfully exhibited at Africacom-2017, that took place on November 7- 9 in Cape Town (Republic of South Africa).

The exposition of the company, demonstrating the capabilities of Yamal satellites for service provision in African and Middle Eastern countries, aroused much interest.

At the very first day, there were a lot of guests visiting GSS. Among them – customers and partners of Gazprom Space Systems, government representatives, Russian and African mass media.

There were prolonged and extended existing contracts of Gazprom Space Systems with satellite capacity consumers, made new contacts and reached agreements with potential customers.

In particular, Telemedia extended its capacity utilization of Yamal-402 satellite in order to provide occasional use services for RSA television broadcasters (coverage of sport and political events). There also was prolonged the contract on capacity utilization of the same satellite for the state television of Angola and signed new contract, whereby a new channel dedicated to horse running will be transmitted via Yamal-402. GSS reached an agreement with Gilat Satellite Networks on expansion of education project in Ghana.

Consul-General of the Russian Federation - Roman Ambarov visited the stand of Gazprom Space Systems. There were discussed support issues of Yamal satellite capacity promotion in the region.

The company’s exposition gained attention of the Head of Federal Communication Agency of the Russian Federation – Oleg Duhovnitsky.

Currently the business of Gazprom Space Systems in the African and Middle Eastern markets making around 50% of the whole foreign currency revenue. The participation at Africacom-2017 will strengthen and expand the business of Gazprom Space Systems.

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