To be the leading satellite operator and service provider in Africa
To manage and exploit the commercial viability of the Nigeria Communications Satellites (NigComSat) for the socio-economic benefit of the Nation
Nigerian Communications Satellite Ltd., (NIGCOMSAT) is a company whose mission is to be the leading satellite operator and service provider in Africa. We are a young, vibrant and innovative company, charged with the management and operation of Nigerian Communications Satellite. NIGCOMSAT Ltd was incorporated on 4th April 2006 for the provision of Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) to its customers.
In May 2007, NIGCOMSAT Ltd launched its first geostationary satellite, NigComSat-1 into orbit. During its service life, it hosted a number of customers from the broadcasting industry, internet service providers, telecommunication operators and tele-presence solutions and also provided customer support to its end users. Following the satellite failure, which was due to a malfunction of the Solar Array Deployment Assembly (SADA), NigComSat-1 was de-orbited on the 10th of November 2008.
In order to continuously provide satellite services to both the existing and potential customers, a replacement satellite NigComSat-1R was procured, with the same features as NigComSat-1 but few modifications. This satellite called NigComSat-1R, was successfully launched on the 19th of December 2011 at 16:41GMT, at Xichang Satellite Launch Centre, South West China.
The satellite has a service life of at least 15 years and is designed to meet the needs of telecommunications, broadcasting, and broadband, security and other communications solutions within the African market, Europe and Asia markets