Intelsat has been selected by the Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicações de Moçambique to deliver satellite solutions for broadband connectivity.
The agreement is targeted at the corporate market, although Intelsat will also provide cellular backhaul services to support residents in remote areas of Mozambique.
Under the multi-year agreement, Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicações de Moçambique will use C- band capacity on Intelsat 902 at 62.0°E to provide dual band connectivity for its own transport network and use with local cellular operators. For a country such as Mozambique that is susceptible to heavy rainfall and flooding, C-band spectrum is particularly useful given its known performance and durability in adverse weather conditions.
“Our customers expect and deserve fast, reliable and continuous broadband connectivity regardless of location or weather,” said Zainadin Dalsuco, Chief Executive Officer, Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicações Moçambique. “By partnering with Intelsat, we can quickly scale our existing network to meet the increasing broadband demands in the remote areas of Mozambique and ensure that our network infrastructure is robust enough to retain and, as needed, quickly restore service to local cellular operators and their customers throughout the country.”
“Access to high-quality and consistent broadband connectivity is essential for socio-economic development and the continuous growth of businesses and local communities,” said Rhys Morgan, Interim Regional Sales Manager, Africa, Intelsat. “This partnership will allow Empresa Nacional de Telecoms Mozambique to provide a reliable, always-on broadband service that will enhance customer satisfaction, and with mobile penetration rates in the country at 69%, allow the company to extend its network into untapped areas of Mozambique.”