Intelsat lands deal with Vodacom Mozambique to provide 3G

Intelsat announced its new satellite solution deal with Vodacom Mozambique to provide 3G services to meet the data demand generated by the tourism sector.
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Intelsat, as part of the multi-year deal with Vodacom International, has upgraded a network operated by Vodacom Mozambique using the Intelsat EpicNG satellite platform. The solution delivers 3G services to Pomene, in southern Mozambique.

Intelsat did not disclose the financial terms of satellite contract with Vodacom, a part of the Vodafone Group of the UK.

Intelsat improved the network’s capabilities and delivered a better connectivity experience in a cost-effective manner improving customer experience of Vodacom Mozambique.

Vodacom Mozambique expanded the network to cover tourist lodges in Pomene, generating a new revenue stream for the operator.

“Intelsat proved how the improved efficiency and throughput of Intelsat EpicNG could meet our needs better than a terrestrial option. In addition, we were able to expand our reach, grow our subscriber base and meet our growth objectives due to the lower total cost of ownership,” Basilio Pereira, executive head of transmission, Vodacom Mozambique, said.

“We have combined the traditional strengths of satellite, such as reach and ubiquity, with a new approach that delivers improved economics for mobile network operators. This helps our customers deliver a 3G experience within the constraints of their budgets,” Brian Jakins, Intelsat’s regional vice president, Africa sales, said.