Global Satellite solutions provider InterSat has announced the setting up of its teleport services in Nairobi to launch broadband internet in Africa. The company has partnered with ABS which is one of the fastest growing global satellite operators in the world to have its iDirect platforms on ABS-3A C-band and Ku-band beams in the continent.
These platforms according to the two companies will provide quality broadband internet across Sub-Sahara and South Africa, as well as serving French-speaking African countries.
InterSat with ABS will offer Software Virtual Network Operator (SVNO) access to resellers in Africa to distribute and manage internet services at affordable pricing on both C and Ku-band. Resellers can control their VSAT network and manage services to their clients without the need for investment in hardware. InterSat will operate the services from its new and state-of-the-art teleport which has been set up Nairobi using ABS-3A’s pan-Africa beams.
“The requirement for satellite capacity in the broadband market in Africa continues to grow,” said Hanif Kassam, CEO of InterSat. “At InterSat, we are now ready to start a new chapter towards accelerated growth and our renewed collaboration with ABS marks that new beginning. With our high-quality and affordable service offerings on ABS-3A satellite, we are confident that our customers in Africa will reap many benefits of a next-generation network.”
Commenting on the same, ABS Managing Director for Africa Flavien Bachabi said ABS-3A is a new choice for high profile broadband as well as broadcast distribution in Africa, MENA, Europe and the Americas. ‘’Our VNO services in cooperation with InterSat will provide a cost-effective way for resellers and’’
With the growing demand for broadband internet services, users in Africa demand services at low entry cost including hardware and bandwidth. More subscribers in the continent are going online and increasingly engaging in rich media content which translates into continued growth for capacity demand. Both Ku- and C-band coverage according to InterSat offer excellent elevation across Africa.