Marlink to provide satcom service in French Guiana

Marlink to provide satcom connectivity in French Guiana

Marlink, the smart network and digital solutions company, says it will leverage satellite connectivity from satellite operator SES to operate YanaSat, a new publicly owned satellite network service in French Guiana.

YanaSat will deliver digital connectivity services to homes, schools, medical centres, and administrations, alongside businesses located in areas not covered by terrestrial networks.

The construction of the teleport with local gateway infrastructure that will host YanaSat has started, but the YanaSat service is already running over the SES-17 satellite. It will be completed with full MEO satellite services delivered via SES’ next-generation O3b mPOWER communications system by mid-2024, ultimately providing nearly 3.5 Gbps of capacity.

Marlink says YanaSat is based on a unique digital infrastructure that will enable high-speed internet access at speeds of 30 Mbps for homes in vast rural areas and urban centres. Institutions and businesses will also have access to high-performance, low-latency connectivity.

Developed with support from the European Union to provide subsidised satellite connectivity at an affordable price, the Marlink service employs cutting-edge technologies to provide high-speed internet access to consumers and to accelerate the deployment of mobile telecom networks.

Internet service providers can use YanaSat to offer internet access subscriptions while mobile operators can capitalise on the capabilities of YanaSat to provide cellular backhaul for LTE 4G/5G services.

By providing high-speed internet access at an affordable price across the territory, Marlink says, YanaSat will play a key role in accelerating digital inclusion programmes in French Guiana.

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