The Nigerian Communications Satellite Ltd, NigComSat, on Thursday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with TURKSAT, at the company’s headquarters in Ankara, Turkey, Tempo reports.
Executive Director, Engineering Services of NIGCOMSAT, Engr. Kazeem Kolawole Raji signed on behalf of the Nigerian firm, while Hasan Huseyin Ertok, the vice president of TURKSAT, endorsed the document on behalf of his organisation.
A press statement issued by Raji from Turkey disclosed that the agreement would assist both countries towards collaboration on delivery of satellite based services.
“This collaboration will allow both satellite operators to use their resources and specific expertise to provide new and innovative satellite-based solutions.
“This agreement provides a framework for cooperation between the two satellite operators in various areas, which include shared satellite ground infrastructure in Africa and Europe, back-up capacity arrangements, satellite communications training, broadcast content sharing and satellite applications development, with particular emphasis on e-government applications,” Raji stated.
TURKSAT Company is a leading satellite operator with a wealth of experience in the development and deployment of satellite solutions with specific expertise in the e-government applications, and currently operates the e-Government Portal in Turkey.