Vodacom to Expand West African Broadband with Intelsat Capacity
Vodacom Business Nigeria has signed an agreement for satellite services with Intelsat to expand its enterprise broadband networks and enable new and enhanced services throughout West Africa.
Under a new multi-year agreement, Vodacom Business Nigeria will use the satellite services on Intelsat 35e to deliver broadband connectivity to the banking, oil and gas, and enterprise sectors across West Africa. In addition, according to Vodacom Business Nigeria, the improved performance, efficiency and lower total cost of ownership delivered by Intelsat 35e will enable the company to further enhance the services being offered to its existing customers in Nigeria; expand its offerings in the enterprise and Internet of Things (IOT) sectors; as well as extend broadband connectivity in Nigeria.
“By integrating Intelsat’s satellite services into our network, we are able to rapidly deploy our broadband network into new areas across West Africa and deliver fast, affordable internet access today. This means that people in the communities that we serve will gain access to services that will provide real benefits such as business connectivity, news updates, improved quality of services in healthcare, banking and education, in addition to promoting economic development of these communities,” said Lanre Kolade, managing director of Vodacom Business Nigeria.