An artist’s conception shows the Turksat 4B satellite in orbit. (Turksat Illustration)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Kymeta Corp., the Redmond, Wash.-based satellite antenna venture that’s backed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, says it has struck up a partnership with Turkey’s Türksat telecommunications service to expand satellite data connectivity across a wide swath of Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Today’s announcement came here at the Satellite 2019 conference.
The arrangement will provide Türksat’s customers with new satellite links for voice, data, internet, TV and radio.
“Partnering with Türksat allows Kymeta to provide coverage through their satellite communications with our end-to-end solutions on both land and sea,” Neville Meijers, Kymeta’s chief commercial officer, said in a news release. “We are excited about the possibilities this partnership opens.”
Hasan Hüseyin Ertok, Türksat’s vice president, was similarly upbeat.
“This partnership will help further our mission of bringing different languages and cultures together through satellite communications,” Ertok said. “Kymeta’s proven antenna technology will allow us to pursue previously untapped markets and applications in satellite communications. As the only satellite operator in Turkey, this is critical to enhancing the service offerings in our nation and beyond.”
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