Intelsat inks satellite deal with Liquid Telecom

Intelsat announced an extension of its partnership with Liquid Telecom to support its VSAT service.
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Intelsat, according to the four-year deal, will deliver Liquid Telecom’s VSAT service over Intelsat’s satellite fleet, for reliable communications network to communities, schools and businesses in 20 countries across the continent, said Intelsat regional vice president of Africa Brian Jakins.

Liquid Telecom will be able to connect more than 2,000 additional VSAT terminals across the continent. This will ensure the continuity of satellite connectivity to mobile operators, carriers, enterprise, media, content companies and retail customers across Africa.

“Extending our partnership with Intelsat will enable us to develop VSAT products with high- efficiency models and ubiquitous coverage,” said Liquid Telecom Satellite Services CEO Scott Mumford.

Intelsat and Liquid Telecom have collaborated since 2016 to bring broadband and other critical communications services in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa.