Intelsat inks satellite deal with Vodacom Nigeria

Intelsat announced its satellite deal with Vodacom Business Nigeria for expanding its enterprise broadband networks in West Africa.
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Vodacom Business Nigeria will utilize satellite services on Intelsat 35e to deliver broadband connectivity to the banking, oil and gas, and enterprise sectors in West Africa.

The improved performance, efficiency and lower total cost of ownership delivered by Intelsat 35e, the fifth of the Intelsat EpicNG satellites, will enable Vodacom Business Nigeria to enhance the services to its existing and new customers 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,” Lanre Kolade, managing director, Vodacom Business Nigeria, said.

“Intelsat EpicNG enables higher data rate applications and smaller terminals, enabling our customers to expand the applications that can be provided,” Brian Jakins, Intelsat’s regional vice president, Africa Sales, said.