SES and Intersat launch African satellite service
SES and Intersat have signed a multi-year agreement to deliver internet services across Africa using SES's NSS-12 satellite
Intersat, which is one of the biggest providers of
internet connectivity across Africa, will be providing broadband to both
businesses and consumers using SES’s NSS-12 satellite.
This agreement includes a new C-band capacity
lease, infrastructure services out of the SES Betzdorf teleport and new
upgraded Ku-band capacity from SES’s Djibouti Teleport. Intersat will use the
SES Enterprise Plus Broadband service to deliver ‘high-speed’ broadband
connectivity across Africa.
for connectivity grows beyond big cities, communities need faster, more
reliable broadband to support business growth, as well as healthcare and
educational services. Our partnership with SES will further strengthen our
collective ability to deliver this connectivity,” said Hanif Kassam, executive
director at Intersat. “With the new and upgraded capacity and customised
connectivity platform on NSS-12, combined with an extensive teleport
infrastructure, we will be able to offer truly differentiated services to our
“We have been in partnership with Intersat for many
years in various markets and sectors. The new agreement reaffirms how SES
satellites’ comprehensive coverage and SES’s competitively priced flexible
connectivity platform with a 'plug 'n' play' offering has enabled Intersat to
expand its reach across East Africa,” said Ferdinand Kayser, chief commercial
officer at SES.
SES’s Enterprise Plus is a managed,
ready-to-deploy, customised satellite connectivity solution providing carrier
grade services. It allows a wide range of applications including connectivity
for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Voice
over IP (VoIP) services, remote data traffic and video multi-casting.
The partnership will serve industries such as
banking, corporate customers, and internet service providers.