Arabsat & Microsoft unite to accelerate digital transformation

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Arabsat partners with Microsoft
Officials during the signing ceremony.

Arabsat, the foremost satellite services provider in the Arab world and a global leader in satellite operations, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Microsoft Arabia to accelerate digital transformation and the development of its services.

The partnership will pave the way for a series of technological projects, supporting Arabsat’s goal to become the leading satellite operator, while enhancing its connection with the whole world to provide services that suit Arab values and culture.

The two organizations will work together to accelerate Arabsat’s digital transformation by adopting cloud computing technology to improve performance efficiency, increase productivity, and reduce costs to achieve sustainable growth.

Both parties will also focus their efforts on utilizing the latest Microsoft technologies to develop Arabsat’s digital infrastructure and improve the digital capabilities of Arabsat employees to benefit from modern technical solutions. The partnership also aims to focus on developing value-added and quality services for the Arab market, which includes 21 Arabsat member states.

According to the statement, “These services combine Arabsat’s expertise in space and Microsoft’s technological capabilities to develop infrastructure, adopt the best internationally approved cybersecurity solutions, and build digital capabilities to enable countries to make the most of what both companies have to offer.”

Further, the MoU is set to establish an innovation laboratory to develop new products in the satellite communications sector as well as environmentally sustainable solutions that rely on cloud and satellite technologies to collect and analyze important environmental data. This will provide Arabsat with new tools for exploring climate change, weather forecasting, and environmental monitoring.

Eng. Alhamedi Alanezi, President and CEO of Arabsat, said that the agreement aims to accelerate our efforts in adopting secure cloud services and modern technological innovations and to provide high-quality services in accordance with international standards. These efforts also aim to facilitate digital transformation in the satellite communications sector and empower our future generations.

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