Kazakhstan to provide telecom services in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan with new satellite
AKIPRESS.COM - Kazakhstan plans using the KazSat-2R space communications system to provide telecommunications services to end-users in neighboring Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, the Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan said.
Kazakhstan is preparing for the creation of KazSat-2R to replace the KazSat-2 satellite, which has been in orbit since 2011. The term of the estimated active existence in the geostationary orbit of the operating satellite ends in November 2023.
“The resources of the KazSat-2R satellite will be used for provision of fixed satellite communications channels as part of the implementation of the Digital Kazakhstan State Program. This includes broadband Internet access, including in remote rural settlements of the country, as well as the subsequent provision of telecommunication services to end users (government agencies, law enforcement agencies, corporate and private sectors) of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan”, the Ministry said.
The National Space Communications Center is preparing a feasibility study and terms of reference for creation and commissioning of the KazSat-2R space communication system for the planned replacement of the KazSat-2 satellite.
At present, KazSat-2 and KazSat-3 satellites are successfully operating, their resources are used by 15 satellite operators, and more than 11,000 satellite communications earth stations are operating throughout Kazakhstan, the Ministry said.