Sonema Expand Enterprise Network Support in Africa with Intelsat
[Via Satellite 11-15-2016] Monaco-based telecommunications service provider Sonema has extended its agreement with Intelsat for satellite services to support enterprise networks in Africa. Sonema supports more than 650 Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) sites for banking and financial institutions across Africa. The majority of the networks are supported by C-band services from Intelsat 14, located at 315 degrees east, and Intelsat 904, located at 60 degrees east. Under the multi-year extension, Sonema will integrate C-band connectivity from the Intelsat 33e satellite at 60 degrees east to expand services to more remote regions of Africa.
“The banking sector is a major growth engine for Africa,” said Catherine Delom, managing director of Sonema. “Intelsat has provided us high-quality, dependable satellite connectivity for years. The Intelsat EpicNG platform will also enable the option to offer our customers new, innovative solutions and services that can be easily delivered via C-band and Ku-band spot beams to the most remote locations.”