The service will expand Intelsat’s cloud connectivity solutions with secure access to AWS for media customers like C-SPAN.
Intelsat worked with MEF member companies to amend MEF 23 with a new Performance Tier (PT5).
Intelsat has placed a number of orders with Gilat this year for technology to enable IFC services.
Safaricom will be able to provide carrier-grade satellite services to remote areas with Intelsat's global hybrid network.
Wajsgras has most recently worked as a partner at private equity firm Pine Island Capital Partners.
In Mali, where terrestrial infrastructure quality is less reliable, the agreement will aid in solving a connectivity problem.
Under the agreement, Vodacom will extend mobile connectivity to areas where fibre or microwave backhaul networks are not yet available or unfeasible to deploy.