SES AND INTERSAT TO EXPAND INTERNET SERVICE OFFERINGS TO EAST AFRICA
Intersat currently serves over 200 VSAT terminals using SES service
LUXEMBOURG/CAPETOWN, 18 November 2015 -- SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), a world-leading satellite operator, and Intersat announced today they have signed a multi-year contract to expand Intersat’s internet service offerings to East Africa.
Intersat, one of the largest and most respected providers of internet solutions in Africa, is utilising the Ku-band capacity on SES’s NSS-12 satellite via the SES Djibouti teleport. The company will offer shared and dedicated internet services delivered via the latest and most advanced iDirect VSAT technology, with a capacity of up to 70Mbps. Intersat currently serves over 200 VSAT terminals using the SES service.
“Intersat is in the business of breaking down the price barrier that has held back the majority of Africans from benefiting from the internet. Not only have we connected businesses, government organisations, internet service providers, educational institutions and hospitals, but we have also brought affordable broadband internet via satellite to rural Africa,” said Subrata Roy, Chief Technical Officer at Intersat. “The new deal on NSS-12 satellite’s Ku-band will allow us to double the number of terminals we serve by 2016.”
“The agreement with Intersat allows us to better serve customers in the East African market who have little or no access to terrestrial based connectivity. The combination of premium and high-powered satellite capacity, and the use of the latest iDirect technology and high-grade teleport, will give Intersat an added advantage in the marketplace,” said Ibrahima Guimba-Saidou, Senior Vice President, Commercial, Africa at SES.
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SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) is the world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of more than 50 geostationary satellites. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental organisations worldwide.
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