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.