Under the terms of the agreement, iSAT will use the capacity on AFRICASAT-1a for its new managed services platform launched on March 2015. The platform utilizes the latest DVB-S2x technology which, when combined with AFRICASAT-1a’s powerful beams, delivers higher spectral efficiency. This enables iSAT to offer more cost-effective and competitive managed services to its customers.
“iSAT’s years of experience and proven managed service platforms has taken a leap forward by taking advantage of AFRICASAT-1a’s high bandwidth efficiency across the African continent,” said Rakesh Kukreja, Managing Director, iSAT Africa. He further added that “MEASAT’s understanding of the market and customer centric approach has made us to choose AFRICASAT-1a for iSAT to grow our services across Pan-African Region.”
“MEASAT is delighted that a reputable and fast-growing company such as iSAT has once again chosen AFRICASAT-1a, which reaffirms it as the preferred satellite to serve the pan-African market,” said Raj Malik, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, MEASAT. “AFRICASAT-1a will play a key role in serving the region’s rising demand for managed services.”
This latest agreement signified iSAT’s and MEASAT’s confidence in each other and AFRICASAT-1a, following an initial capacity commitment in October 2014, to provide VSAT services across Africa.