Bermuda– ABS and Arab Satellite Communication Organization (Arabsat) signed an expansion capacity agreement on ABS-3A for a multi-transponder, multiyear deal for Ku-band payload. The additional capacity will be used for different customer networks within the Middle East and North Africa regions.

Under the agreement, Arabsat will use the new bandwidth on ABS-3A at 3W, mostly for data services for enterprises, banking and government institutions. The all-electric propulsion satellite features 48 C and Ku-band transponders, equipped with high performance beams.