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Eutelsat extends partnership with InterSAT to boost African connectivity

This collaboration underscores the commitment of both Eutelsat and InterSAT to bridge the digital divide in Africa and ensure widespread access to connectivity across the continent.

Eutelsat Group has announced the extension of its partnership with InterSAT, Africa’s satellite service provider, aimed at supporting InterSAT’s expansion in the pan-African enterprise and retail segments.

Under this multi-year strategic agreement, InterSAT will integrate Ku-Band capacity over Central and Eastern Africa on Eutelsat’s Eutelsat 70B satellite into its existing portfolio, which already includes Ka-Band capacity on the Eutelsat Konnect satellite.

Positioned at the 70.5° East orbital position, Eutelsat 70B boasts broad wide beam coverage and four high-performance fixed beams, ensuring robust onboard connectivity.

Commenting on the agreement, Hanif Kassam, Chief Executive Officer of InterSAT, said: We are delighted to be able to rely on Eutelsat capacity once again to support our growth ambitions in Africa, home to some of the world’s most remote and underdeveloped regions which represent a challenging environment for building terrestrial communication networks. Leveraging our VSAT service expertise and our teleport infrastructure, we are able to use satellite communication to deliver reliable and cost-effective connectivity to remote and underserved areas while assuring a high-end user experience for our customers.”

Ghassan Murat, Eutelsat’s RVP of the AMEA region, added: “We are honoured to be selected by our long-standing partner, InterSAT, to accompany the further roll-out of its services in Africa. The growth of VSAT services in Africa is a testament to the potential of this technology to transform the continent’s ICT landscape, connecting more people and businesses than ever before, as well as the ongoing relevance of our powerful geostationary in-orbit assets to deliver a compelling and reliable connectivity service to the remotest areas.”