So, as time progressed, I could see that we were one step ahead. We started to capitalise on the model. GULFSAT today comprises of three business units, delivering three different products for three different market vertical markets. One we call G-Cast, which focuses on delivering TV and radio broadcast services over a DTH platform, and this makes up about 60% of our operation. The second is G-Link, our mission critical customer application that we are delivering, principally for the government and defence arena, oil and gas fields and banking sectors. This is the typical SCPC and iDirect platforms and managed VSAT platform, which we have offered for the past 25 years. We also have a new business unit, which started in 2008-2009 which is called G-talk, which is a specialised business unit with an emphasis on voice and is an international carrier for multiple paths, or between multiple paths. This is an important part of our business as a telecom operator. Some of the services are carried by satellite, some of them are carried by IP-MPLS infrastructures.
In terms of infrastructure design, GULFSAT has two platforms – we have a sky platform and we have a ground platform. We are connected to about 19 countries today with our own international and MPLS network where we carry content and voice and data traffic. Satellite is the core infrastructure for those operations.
So, we differentiate ourselves from other organisations that don’t have this kind of convergence within their business model or a platform. Today, we are looking again at the future so that we can further innovate and expand our market offering. We are looking to establish a new Broadcast Media Integration (BMI) business unit which will focus on the integration of media infrastructures and broadcast infrastructures with the IT engine and IT core.
GULFSAT is in the satellite business but we are also in the media business, we are the network business, we are into the technology business. So that’s why we want to be ahead and evolve and to constantly be building new business models to stay ahead of the competition.
So, does that mean then space becomes irrelevant? Or do you still think Kuwait is in the process of deliberating if they should have their own satellite, maybe it could be for downstream applications completely, for remote sensing, or for broadcast even?