Intersat launches teleport services in Nairobi

Nairobi communications africaUsers in Nairobi and across Africa demand services at low entry cost including hardware and bandwith. (Photo: Natalia Pushchina/adobestock)Global satellite operator Intersat has launched iDirect platforms on ABS-3A C-band and Ku-band beams, offering broadband Internet across sub-Saharan and South Africa

There is a growing need to meet the  increase in demand for broadband Internet services as users in Africa seek services at low entry cost including hardware and bandwith. InterSat with ABS is now offering Software Virtual Network Operator (SVNO) access to resellers in Africa to distribute and manage Internet services at low prices on both C and Ku-band.

According to Intersat, resellers will be able to manage their VSAT network and manage services to their clients without the need for investment in hard­ware. InterSat will operate the services from its new and state-of-the-art teleport in Nairobi using ABS-3A’s pan-Africa beams. 

“The requirement for satellite capacity in the broadband market in Africa continues to grow,” said Hanif Kassam, CEO of InterSat. “At InterSat, we are now ready to start a new chapter towards accelerated growth and our renewed collaboration with ABS marks that new beginning. With our high-quality and affordable service offerings on ABS-3A satellite, we are confident that our customers in Africa will reap many benefits of a next-generation network.”

Flavien Bachabi, MD of Africa for ABS, said, “ABS-3A is a new choice for high profile broadband as well as broadcast distribution in Africa, MENA, Europe and the Americas. Our VNO services in cooperation with InterSat will provide a cost-effective way for resellers and clients to establish a comprehensive communication network without the capital investment on a hub infrastructure.”

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