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Turkish satellites to cover six billion people

25 April 2012 12:12
Director General of Turksat Ozkan Dalbay said they wanted rights for a new orbit so that 90 percent of the world's population is covered.

ANKARA

Director General of Turksat Ozkan Dalbay on Wednesday said that they wanted rights for a new orbit so that 90 percent of the world's population is covered.
Speaking to the Anadolu Agency (AA), Dalbay said that "in 2019, they would be covering 90 percent of the world's population and 71 percent of the world's lands with right for five orbits and seven satellites".
We have filed an application with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) for new orbits from the far east to the far west corners of the world, Dalbay said.
While we can reach two billion people today, we intend to reach six billion people in 2019, Dalbay also said.
Turksat A.S. is the only satellite operator company in Turkey. Turksat manages and operates three satellites (Turksat 1C, Turksat 2A, Turksat 3A) and provides all types of satellite communications through Turksat and other satellites.

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