Karachi: Supernet Limited and PAKSAT International have signed a strategic partnership to explore areas of cooperation and investment in the emerging technologies related to space and satellite communications.
Through this partnership, Supernet will be able to provide national and international customers with seamless connectivity through Pakistan’s current and future national satellites and PAKSAT will be able to expand its technical and support services in Pakistan and the broader region.
Supernet, Pakistan’s largest satellite communications systems integrator, has historically been a significant user of PAKSAT satellites, starting with Paksat-1 up till 2011 when the switchover to Paksat-1R took place.
Supernet is currently utilising Paksat-1R to support the connectivity requirements of Independent Power Producers (IPPs) through a C-band network. This agreement reinforces both companies’ pledge to empower each other for national satellite bandwidth requirements, deployment of the existing services, provision of equipment, technical expertise as well as collaboration in the upcoming new national satellite and strategic projects.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) PAKSAT Sadaqat Liaquat, Head of Marketing & Solutions PAKSAT Muhammad Adnan Raza, CEO Supernet Shams-ul-Arfeen and Head of BU Ali Akhtar along with other officials from both companies attended the signing ceremony.
On this occasion, Sadaqat Liaqat said, “Together Supernet and PAKSAT will be able to serve in the underprivileged areas of Pakistan via Satellite services for corporate and government and corporate sectors. With the upcoming new satellite MM1, Pakistan’s data and video market will be transformed to the next level.”
Ali Akhtar stated, “This partnership continues to help Supernet in serving its customers through Pakistan-owned satellites. Supernet looks forward to effectively leveraging our multi-dimensional relationship with PAKSAT for the effective expansion of space-based technologies in Pakistan.”