Liquid Telecom Leases Capacity on Eutelsat 7B for Broadcast and Enterprise Services
[Via Satellite 05-03-2016] Liquid Telecom has entered a multi-year agreement with Eutelsat to use multiple transponders on the Eutelsat 7B satellite. The independent data, voice and IP provider has purchased the capacity to support both enterprise solutions and broadcasting services for pay-TV.
Satellite complements Liquid Telecom’s pan-African terrestrial network and enables the company to provide seamless services across Africa. Liquid Telecom is the broadcast service provider for Africa’s largest new pay-TV provider, KweséTV, which has exclusive rights for major sporting events including the English Premier League Free-to-Air (FTA) and the NBA League. For broadband customers, Liquid Telecom’s satellite service offers speeds of up to 50 Mbps. Liquid Telecom keeps 97 percent of its satellite traffic within Africa, with traffic outside the continent routed via its hub in London. Customers include Africa’s largest Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), Internet Service Providers (ISPs), corporations, financial institutions, governments and others. Liquid Telecom uses satellite to connect a growing number of enterprise customers located in areas where fiber is not available.