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Intelsat and Stratosat to offer broadband in Central Africa

Intelsat S.A. has inked a deal with Stratosat Datacom to enable delivery of high-speed broadband services to sites across Central Africa. The companies will offer internet and Virtual Private Networking (VPN) connectivity to markets in the region that lacked access to reliable communications capabilities. The Stratosat NextGen managed service powered by Intelsats FlexEnterprise [...]

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 According to Dataxis latest research, 102 million households in the sub-Saharan region have access to television among the 225 million households constituting the region for the year 2018. Even though, the penetration is progressing, reaching 42% in 2018 compared to 40% in 2017, television has not yet fully penetrated into sub-Saharan African homes. Households receiving [...]

Intelsat opens new office in Nairobi for its African expansion

Intelsat announced the creation of a new sales office in Nairobi, Kenya. The new office is said to increase the companys capacity to meet with its customers which are the leading communications services and media firms in East Africa.The new location will be under the responsibility of Lawrence Mungai which is already experienced in this [...]

Dalkom signed deal with Intelsat to expand DTH services in Africa and Middle East

Intelsat announced that Dalkom Somalia has agreed for satellite services to expand its broadband and Direct-to-Home (DTH) services in East and Central Africa as well as the Middle East. The privately-owned operator based in Somalia signed a multi-year agreement with the firm and will export its broadband enterprise networks to South Sudan and Democratic Republic [...]

Intelsat 36 satellite launched and supports MultiChoice in South Africa

Intelsat customers throughout Africa will have their direct-to-home services offered by MultiChoice, upgraded with the launch of Intelsat 36 satellite. The launch, was executed from French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle. The signal acquisition was confirmed by EDT and the Intelsat launch team. Stephen Spengler, the Chief Executive Officer at Intelsat, commented: Intelsat [...]

SSL chosen by Intelsat for data and video distribution in Africa

Space Systems Loral (SSL), provider of commercial satellites, reported that it was chosen to provide a high power communications satellite for Intelsat S.A, operator of the initial Globalized Network. It will be powered by its leading satellite keystone. Data networking and video distribution services in Africa and the Middle East countries will be delivered by [...]

Sentech extends contract with Intelsat

Intelsat has announced the extension of its contract with Sentech to boost the South African broadcasting signal distributor’s Direct-to-Home (DTH) and Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) services. Sentech will continue to distribute DTH as well as national DTT programming to South African viewers using a single, multiplexed transmission. Leago Takalani, executive technology at Sentech, said the Ku-band [...]

Intelsat witnesses 4% revenue decline in Africa

Luxembourg-based communications satellite provider, Intelsat, reported a decline in revenues and profits in the third quarter in Africa explaining that network services growth from new business was more than offset by a challenging environment in the continent. Intelsat saw a 4% revenue decrease at its network services group which was largely due to continued roll-off [...]

SSL to provide Intelsat 36 satellite

California-based commercial satellite manufacturer, Space Systems/Loral (SSL), announced that it was selected by Intelsat S.A to provide a communications satellite, Intelsat 36, which is designed to provide media and content distribution services in Africa and South Asia. The satellite, which is scheduled for launch in 2016, will be located over the Indian Ocean to provide both [...]

MultiChoice to expand DTH services with Intelsat

African pay-TV provider, MultiChoice, has signed a 15-year service agreement with satellite service provider, Intelsat, wherein its new satellite, Intelsat 36, will be launched in late 2016 and will be co-located with Intelsat 20 at 68.5˚E neighbourhood. MultiChoice has been the anchor customer of the location since 1995. The Intelsat 36 design will feature Ku- [...]