Orange, Intelsat Expand 3G Connectivity in Cameroon
[Via Satellite 12-08-2016] The Orange Group has renewed an agreement with Intelsat for satellite solutions and support that aim to bring 3G services to existing customers of Orange Cameroon as well as expand the network’s reach to remote regions of the country.
Orange currently provides 2G services using satellite infrastructure provided by Intelsat. Under the new agreement, the Orange network will expand its geographic footprint and add a 3G offering by leveraging C-band solutions from the Intelsat 22 satellite at 72.1 degrees east. The Intelsat solution optimizes the network to deliver additional coverage and throughput required by Orange to expand its reach in remote areas of Cameroon, deliver 3G services and provide more differentiated offerings to its subscribers. Orange will expand its service territory to currently underserved remote regions of the country and deliver data services for businesses in the region, stimulating economic growth in the country.