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UltiSat Completes C-Band Teleport in Nigeria

Satellite Today, July 13, 2009 — UltiSat has commissioned a C-band teleport for Afcomsat, a Nigerian satellite services provider, UltiSat announced July 10.

Under its agreement with Afcomsat, UltiSat designed, integrated, installed and provisioned a 6.3-meter, tracking, fully redundant, uplink gateway, including an iDirect 5IF Evolution hub at Afcomsat's facility in Lagos, Nigeria. UltiSat will support Afcomsat in the expansion, operation, and maintenance of the facility as well as implementing custom network and VSAT solutions for its Nigerian customers.

"A major factor in partnering with UltiSat for the launch of our service was not only its experience in providing end-to-end earth station systems but also its specific knowledge of the African market," Afcomsat CEO Bola Awobamise said in a statement.

Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Afcom Satellite Network Completes Construction of Lagos Gateway
New High Quality Services For Nigeria

New C Band service offers customers quality of service and reliability

LAGOS, NIGERIA, June 2, 2009 — AFCOM Satellite Network Ltd, a provider of high quality VSAT services to businesses, governments and individuals, today announced it has certified and provisioned service on its next generation satellite equipment in its new gateway ground station in Lagos. Additionally, AFCOM has signed several transactions in the region in advance of the opening. The gateway provides services ideally suited for those in the banking and oil and gas industries, as well as other multi-national companies.

Over the next couple of months, AFCOM will increase its capabilities significantly by offering reliable Broadband Internet, as well as high end VSAT services to companies. The new gateway provides high quality C Band satellite coverage throughout Nigeria and significant portions of West Africa on the latest and most advanced Intelsat satellites.

"Nigeria's expanding economy, and a corresponding dependence on sophisticated wireless technology requires organizations to have exceptional reliability and high service levels from their VSAT providers in order to compete in the world. AFCOM intends to be the leader in these operational characteristics," said Dr. Bola Awobamise, Chairman of AFCOM. "We will set ourselves apart by delivering what we promise and then supporting what we deliver by exceeding customer expectations. Our mission is clear — to provide high value VSAT services to those entities that require a high level of service reliability and excellence in customer service from satellite service providers."

About AFCOM Satellite Network LTD.
AFCOM Satellite Network LTD offers VSAT satellite services including Broadband Internet to commercial, government and individual users in Nigeria and other countries in West Africa from its gateway in Lagos. AFCOM's gateways combine the latest in satellite modem technology with the most powerful and capable satellites in the air to provide customers with unparalleled levels of reliability and quality of service. For more information regarding AFCOM, please visit AFCOM's web site at

For further media information:
AFCOM Satellite Network LTD
Afolabi Mabogunje, PhD, MBA
+234 803 200 4489 or
Jon S. Gilbert
+1 858 551 3894 (US)

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