Azercosmos and iSAT Africa to provide satellite telecoms services

Azercosmos and iSAT Africa to provide satellite telecoms services

iSAT Africa, a leading data, video and internet service provider, has signed an agreement with Azercosmos, a leading satellite operator in the South Caucasus.

iSAT Africa services include MPLS, SDWan, media solutions and OTT using terrestrial and satellite technologies. According to the agreement with Azercosmos, iSAT Africa will meet the growing demand for telecommunications in various parts of Africa that can’t be served using terrestrial, via the resources of the Azerspace-2 satellite.

iSAT Africa will use the capacity of the Azerspace-2 satellite to provide various satellite solutions, in addition to data and video services provided to 90 percent of the African region.

“This cooperation will allow us to use the capabilities of the Azerspace-2 satellite even in the most remote areas of Africa," said Mark Guthrie, chief commercial officer at Azercosmos. 

Azercosmos has been busy in Africa in recent months. Canada’s Prime African Media Systems will broadcast ATN TV in the West African region using the capacity of the Azerspace-2 satellite. United Arab Emirates-based HorizonSat plans to provide data services to its customers in the Middle East and North African regions via the Azerspace-1 satellite. 

Meanwhile back in June Azercosmos signed a broadcast partnership agreement with Space Engineering, which provides telecommunication and internet services in the African region. Mwangaza TV and Radio will be broadcast in Kenya via the Azerspace-1 satellite.

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