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Intelsat, Stratosat Datacom Power Broadband Across Central Africa

By | August 13, 2019
Intelsat 39 satellite

Artistic rendering of the Intelsat 39 satellite. Photo: SSL

Intelsat formed an agreement with Stratosat Datacom that provides for the delivery of high-speed broadband services to sites across Central Africa by integrating managed connectivity from Intelsat’s high throughput global network with valued-added engineering and management services from Stratosat. Together, the companies aim to bring internet and Virtual Private Networking (VPN) connectivity to markets across the region that have traditionally lacked access to reliable communications capabilities.

The Stratosat NextGen managed service — powered by Intelsat’s FlexEnterprise — aims to improve the reach and performance of networks for small, medium, and large businesses in the region, including schools, hospitals, financial firms, mining, and agriculture companies. Stratosat NextGen also aims to enable multi-national enterprises to engage and connect with their partners and customers throughout the region, driving business and overall economic growth.

“Because connectivity is essential to supporting the growth of local and regional economies, Intelsat is committed to making broadband connectivity more attainable for businesses, communities, and individuals across Africa,” said Brian Jakins, Intelsat’s Regional Vice President, Africa. “Stratosat is the first of Intelsat’s FlexEnterprise partners to focus on expanding broadband connectivity in the Central African region.”