Vodacom inks deal with Intesat to expand internet connectivity in Nigeria

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L-R: Hans Geldenhuys, Managing Sales Director, Intelsat Africa and Lanre Kolade, Managing Director, Vodacom Business Nigeria during the signing of an agreement to deploy next generation Intelsat 35e Satellite to improve internet connectivity in Nigeria at the just concluded Satellite 2018 event held in Washington, D.C.

 

Vodacom Business Nigeria, a leading pan-African corporate connectivity and telecommunications provider, today sealed a deal with Intesat to expand its enterprise broadband connectivity in Nigeria.

The deal with Intesat, which delivers high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world, will further provide improved satellite services to its local enterprise customers.

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With the deal, which was signed recently at the Satellite 2018 event in Washington D.C, United States of America recently, Vodacom Business Nigeria has become the first telecommunications provider in Nigeria to lease capacity on the Intelsat 35e Satellite.

“With this partnership to deploy the Intelsat EPICNG satellite services, Vodacom Business Nigeria will be able to deliver an efficient, quick, reliable, secure broadband solution with a low monthly recurring cost within the shortest time to our Enterprise customers,” said Lanre Kolade, Managing Director for Vodacom Business Nigeria.

Kolade added that the partnership will allow Vodacom to connect businesses located in places where there is no access to terrestrial and mobile networks, therefore bringing them closer to their employees, customers as well as other businesses, to help empower them to remain operational and profitable.

As satellite coverage increases globally, enterprises businesses are no longer limited to operating from just one location because of the high speed broadband requirements for their business operation. Through this agreement with Intelsat S.A, which is the operator of the World’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite solutions, Vodacom Business Nigeria will deploy the Intelsat EPICNG satellite services, which is a next generation of satellite technology; to its enterprise customers to enable them to operate from anywhere they want throughout Nigeria.

Brian Jakins, Intelsat’s Regional Vice President, Africa Sales, said that “Intelsat EpicNG enables higher data rate applications and smaller terminals that give enterprises the avenue to expand into new regions and take advantage of business opportunities regardless of where they occur.

He further noted that with the improved performance delivered by Intelsat EpicNG, Vodacom Business Nigeria’s customers will utilize the satellite services on Intelsat 35e to deliver fast, high quality and resilient broadband connectivity to the banking, oil and gas, and enterprise sectors across West Africa for an improved quality of service.

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