INTERSAT Sets up Teleport Services in Nairobi to launch Broadband Internet on ABS-3A Satellite in Africa

Cape Town, South Africa – 7 Nov, 2017 – InterSat, a leading satellite solution provider and ABS, a global satellite operator announced the launch of iDirect platforms on ABS-3A C-band and Ku-band beams. These platforms will provide quality broadband internet across Sub-Sahara and South Africa, as well as serving French speaking African countries.

With the growing demand for broadband internet services, users in Africa demand services at low entry cost including hardware and bandwidth. InterSat with ABS, can now 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 in Nairobi using ABS-3A’s pan-Africa beams.  Both Ku- and C-band coverage offers excellent elevation across Africa.

“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.”

Flavien Bachabi , MD of Africa for ABS, commented, “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 clients to establish a comprehensive communication network without the capital investment on a hub infrastructure.”

About ABS:

ABS is one of the fastest growing global satellite operators in the world. ABS offers a complete range of tailored solutions including broadcasting, data and telecommunication services to broadcasters, service providers, enterprises and government organizations.

ABS operates a fleet of satellites; ABS-2, ABS-2A, ABS-3A ABS-4/Mobisat-1, ABS-6, and ABS-7.   The satellite fleet covers over 93% of the world’s population across the Americas, Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, CIS and Russia.

Headquartered in Bermuda, ABS has offices in the United States, UAE, South Africa and Asia. ABS is majority owned by funds managed by the European Private Equity firm Permira.

For more information, visit www.absatellite.com

About Intersat

Intersat is one of the largest and most respected providers of Internet and Broadcast solutions in Africa, providing solutions via Satellite connectivity to some of the leading organizations, government institutions and the private sector. Intersat strives hard to stay at the cutting edge of technology, investing heavily in state-of-the art services that make the service delivery better and faster. Intersat has VSAT solutions to suit a wide range of customers keeping in mind their different application requirements, geographical locations and different business requirements.

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