Egypt gets ready to launch "Tiba 1" communication satellite
Saturday، 02 November 2019 - 02:16 PM
Egypt is poised to launch its first ever communication satellite "Tiba 1", which will be earmarked for public and trade telecommunication services.
The move comes in implementation of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi's directives to develop the Information and Communications Technology sector, in line with the Sustainable Development Strategy (Egypt's Vision 2030).
The satellite, manufactured by a consortium of Airbus and Thales Alenia Space, is set to be launched by Arianespace.
It will provide coverage for Egypt, some states in North Africa and the Nile Basin countries.
The Tiba 1 satellite will offer telecommunication services and broadband internet to remote areas in the country, with a view to supporting development projects and bridging the digital gap between urban and rural areas.
It is also expected to serve the sectors of energy, education and health, as well as to help all state bodies combat crime and terrorism.