SES today announced its agreements with Wateen Telecom, Pakistan and Solomon Telekom Company, Solomon Islands to enhance their connectivity.
Wateen Telecom customers can rely on the fibre and satellite network service provider for better voice and data signals in remote areas in the north and southern regions of the country delivered via SES Networks’ connectivity, said Rizwan Tiwana, CEO at Wateen Telecom.
The deal will provide Wateen with access to C-band capacity on SES’s NSS-12 satellite at the prime orbital location of 57 degrees East. The satellite capacity will provide cellular backhaul service to Pakistan’s leading mobile network operators. Wateen Telecom will support both 2G and 3G backhaul service on this network.
Solomon Telekom Company is expanding its partnership with SES Networks to enable faster and improved mobile and internet services to communities scattered throughout more than 900 islands within the Solomon Islands archipelago.
Our Telekom has contracted capacity on SES’ Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) fleet to enhance connectivity between remote provinces and the nation’s capital, Honiara.
Our Telekom last November launched its first 4G/LTE network in Solomon Islands powered by the O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) constellation, and has upgraded bandwidth every four months since.
“Establishing connectivity across an archipelago, especially one comprising hundreds of islands, had until recently been a perennial challenge,” said Loyley Ngira, CEO at Our Telekom.