The Egyptian Satellite Company announcedthe start of preparations to launch satellite “Nilesat 301” to replace Nilesat 201, which expires in 2028. In its statement, the company announced that it set June 7 or 8 as the date for the launch of the satellite from the US state of Florida. The company stated that the new satellite will cover countries extending from south Africa to the Nile Basin countries aiming for better communication between the peoples of the continent. The capabilities of the new satellite will include providing broadband Internet services in Egypt. The company stated that negotiations are underway with Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the UAE and Jordan to expand and deepen strategic cooperation with major entities operating in the field of television broadcasting.
Source: Egypt Independent June 01, 2022 15:19 UTC