Coverage Area


The NigComSat-1R L-band has global coverage, making it possible to offer global services. It provides 2 uplink signals at C-band covering Nigeria and Europe, and transmits 2 downlink signals at L-band, L1 and L5 frequencies, using a global coverage Navigation Overlay Service (NOS) based on European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) with a high precision. It will also serve as a space based augmentation system. Applications include; Security Search and Rescue (SAR), Reconnaissance, mapping, target tracking, etc


The C-band has 4 active transponders and will provide communication within the West, Central and Eastern Africa regions via a fixed antenna. It has a peak EIRP of 46dBW


The Ku band payload consists of 14 active transponders. It has a three beam coverage, the Ku-band ECOWAS 1 coverage, which will provide communication within the West Africa region, the Ku-band ECOWAS 2 coverage, will provide communications within parts of the West African region and part of Sothern Africa and the kashi beam coverage which will provide coverage over part of Asia. The Ku band has a peak EIRP of 58dBW, of which applications include VSAT, rural telephony, satellite news gathering, videoconferencing, and multimedia


The NigComSat-1R Ka-band consists of 8 active transponders that provide communications using 3 fixed spot beams over Europe, South Africa and Nigeria for trunking services and broadcasting. It has a peak EIRP of 58dBW. It will address military warfare simulations, internet services, secure data distribution, backhauling air space intelligence gathering surveillance and reconnaissance by the Nigerian security, broadcasting services and telephony services.

  • C-band: 4 Active Transponder
  • Ku-band: 14 Active Transponder
  • Ka-band: 8 Active Transponder
  • L-band payload: 2 Active Transponder


  • Strong footprints and center beams over the African, European and Asia Continent
  • Better look angle and shorter latency for intra Africa communication traffic
  • Powerful signal strength
  • Increased reliability and availability of Ku-band due to adequate fade margin compensation for attenuation losses by rain
  • Reduced cost of deployment for VSAT installations through acquisition of smaller equipment
  • Availability of Ku-band for broadband services at lower cost arising from the frequency re-use techniques, competitively priced transmission capacity, small antennas and reduced terminal prices. First in Africa offering unimaginable applications
  • Introduction of Kashi Beam with foot print over East-Asian countries

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