Somalian Telco Dalkom will incorporate Ku-band satellite services provided by Intelsat 17 to extend offers currently delivered by its fibre network. This includes expanding broadband enterprise networks into countries such as South Sudan and Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as the Middle East. Dalkom will also add DTH services to its portfolio in Somalia. Intelsat 17, located at 66° East, is part of Intelsat’s video neighbourhood in the Indian Ocean region.
“We have a strong terrestrial fibre network, but our opportunities to expand into new regions and capitalise on new opportunities were limited,” explained Dalkom CEO Mohamed Jama.
“By adding Intelsat’s satellite expertise to our network, we can expand our enterprise services into regions where terrestrial technology cannot provide services. Intelsat 17 will also allow us to capitalise on Intelsat’s media distribution knowledge to introduce DTH services for customers. This makes Dalkom the first company to offer these bundled services in Somalia, offering our customers a one stop shop for communication solutions.”
“The ability to deliver broadband enterprise and DTH services via the same platform provides easy access to new markets and customers without worrying about network reach and reliability,” added Brian Jakins, Intelsat’s Vice President, Africa.
“This allows Dalkom to focus on growing its business. Our satellite platform will also complement its fibre services by serving as an instantly available back-up to protect against any service interruptions.”