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Intelsat to Provide Intelsat Epic Services for INWI in Morocco

By | April 28, 2017
      Rendering of Intelsat 35e.

      Rendering of Intelsat 35e. Photo: Boeing.

      Intelsat announced that Morocco’s INWI has signed an agreement to integrate satellite services from the Intelsat Epic platform into INWI’s network. Under the new agreement, INWI will incorporate services from the Intelsat 35e satellite, enabling the mobile operator to enhance its existing network while also delivering improved performance that supports INWI’s goal to reach new regions in the country.

      INWI is expanding into cellular backhaul services, and following the awarding of a Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) license by Morocco’s National Agency of Telecommunications Regulation (ANRT), is also preparing to launch broadband connectivity services.

      “In light of our new VSAT license from Moroccan regulators, we are able to expand our operations in Morocco and throughout West Africa,” said Naoual Laabsi, VSAT design manager at INWI.

      Intelsat 35e, part of the Intelsat Epic network, is scheduled to launch and enter operations later this year. According to Intelsat, current Epic customers are experiencing up to 165 percent improvements in efficiency.