Algérie Télécom Satellite (ATS), Algeria’s leading satellite services provider, has signed a reseller agreement with communications and IT services provider Speedcast to expand its business and widen its customer base.
The agreement, says Speedcast, will provision Speedcast’s experience and expertise for ATS’ resell, expanding its business in VSAT solutions and services and helping ATS to respond more efficiently to customers’ needs.
ATS has provided satellite services in Algeria for more than four decades and currently operates fixed and mobile satellite networks for cellular, banking, government and other industries across the country. Its mission is to develop and promote satellite telecommunications throughout Algeria, the 10th largest country in the world and the largest in Africa. Headquartered in Algiers, ATS operates a teleport at Lakhdaria and offices around Algeria.
James Trevelyan, senior vice president of enterprise and emerging markets at Speedcast, says: “The company conducted a thorough RFI process before selecting us as their global services partner, and we’re pleased to engage in a mutually beneficial opportunity to deliver critical connectivity solutions to customers in this region.”
Speedcast delivers critical communications services to the maritime, energy, mining, media, telecom, cruise, NGO, government and enterprise sectors. The company serves more than 3,200 customers in over 140 countries and has a presence in a number of African countries.
In recent years Speedcast has won contracts in Ghana, Mali, Equatorial Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo.