Intelsat and Liquid Telecom are extending their partnership to connect more than 2000 additional VSAT terminals across Africa.
The move will ensure the continuity of high-speed, reliable satellite connectivity to mobile operators, carriers, enterprise, media, content companies and retail customers across Africa, and it will also help Liquid Telecom better serve the growing demand for improved connectivity in its rural service areas.
The two companies have collaborated for four years to deliver Liquid Telecom’s very-small-aperture terminal (VSAT) service over Intelsat’s high-throughput satellite fleet, providing a robust, secure and reliable communications network to communities, schools and businesses in 20 countries across the continent.
“Extending our partnership with Intelsat will enable us to continue developing VSAT products with high- efficiency models and ubiquitous coverage. Liquid Telecom is continuing to drive increased demand and improve service levels across the continent” said Liquid Telecom Satellite Services CEO Scott Mumford.
Brian Jakins, Intelsat Regional Vice President of Africa, said: “Working together, we’re enabling critical educational opportunities, local business growth and game-changing consumer finance solutions to reach increasing numbers of people.”