YahSat

Building a teleport in Abu Dhabi


Industry
Telco & Enterprise

Location
United Arab Emirates

Client
United Arab Emirates-based satellite operator Al Yah Satellite Communications (YahSat) is a satellite communications company wholly owned subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company, the Abu Dhabi Government’s strategic investment company.

Challenges
To build a turnkey playout centre and teleport at the YahSat base in Abu Dhabi quickly.

Scope
The playout centre and antennae should transmit to four orbital positions.

Solution
The SES team evaluated their facilities, and built them a teleport that meets their current requirements. This project included the provision of a 20-channel (redundant) state-of-the-art playout centre, an MPEG encoding and multiplexing platform, and the RF system and antennae. All the systems were installed in the TwoFour54 residential building that was still under construction, which provided interesting challenges. The teleport was successfully completed in less than a year.