Arabsat: DTH market in MENA is stable, not collapsing; we’ll order Badr-9 flexible Ka-band HTS satellite w/in months

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Satellite fleet operator Arabsat said software-defined satellites are the future of geostationary-orbit companies and offer a defense against market encroachment by constellations of low-orbiting satellites.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia-based Arabsat also dismissed market forecasts showing a regular decline in video broadcasting, saying the company’s direct-to-home television business is holding steady in hits home region, in part because video streaming is not as develop in the Middle East and North Africa as it is in Europe and North America.

“The experts . . .

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