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Intelsat Launches Broadband Network In West Africa

By | September 15, 2003

      Intelsat has launched a new broadband network in West Africa, expanding its total number of operational broadband networks worldwide to six. The new West African Ku-band network, offered using the Gilat 360E platform and Intelsat’s new 907 satellite located at 332.5 degrees East Longitude, joins Intelsat’s two existing East African Ku-band and Pan-African C-band broadband networks. The three combined African networks, offered on a wholesale basis through regional service providers including Satcom Communications, Africa and Equatorial Communications, now cover 90 percent of sub-Saharan Africa and are offered through Intelsat’s hub in Fuchsstadt, Germany.

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