Eutelsat Group and InterSAT aim to enhance remote African coverage

Eutelsat Group and InterSAT aim to enhance remote African coverage

Satellite communications company Eutelsat Group says it has extended its partnership with InterSAT, one of Africa's leading satellite service providers, to support InterSAT’s growth in the pan-African enterprise and retail segments.

Under the latest multi-year strategic deal, InterSAT says it will add Ku-Band capacity over Central and Eastern Africa on Eutelsat’s Eutelsat 70B satellite to its current portfolio which already includes Ka-Band capacity on the Eutelsat Konnect satellite.

Located at the 70.5° East orbital position, Eutelsat 70B offers a broad wide beam coverage and four high-performance fixed beams, with a high degree of on-board connectivity.

As the partners point out, the deal highlights the role of VSAT services delivered through powerful, geostationary capacity to reach remote areas 

As Hanif Kassam, Chief Executive Officer of InterSAT explains: "Leveraging our VSAT service expertise and our teleport infrastructure, we are able to use satellite communication to deliver reliable and cost-effective connectivity to remote and underserved areas while assuring a high-end user experience for our customers.” 

Ghassan Murat, Eutelsat’s RVP of the AMEA region adds: “The growth of VSAT services in Africa is a testament to the potential of this technology to transform the continent's ICT landscape, connecting more people and businesses than ever before, as well as the ongoing relevance of our powerful geostationary in-orbit assets to deliver a compelling and reliable connectivity service to the remotest areas.” 

This is the second Africa-related announcement from Eutelsat in only a few days. As we reported yesterday, Eutelsat Group and YahClick, the data solutions arm of UAE-based Yahsat, have signed a multi-year, multi-Gbps contract under which Yahsat will lease capacity from the Eutelsat Konnect satellite to extend YahClick’s service coverage, particularly to Ethiopia.


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