By Telecom Lead Team:
Belgium Satellite Services (BSS), a player in teleport services and satellite
communications, and Intersat Africa, one of the major satellite communications
providers in Africa, announced they have entered in to a partnership agreement
to expand their operations and service delivery in the Middle East and African
Intersat currently offers Internet via Satellite
connectivity to major organizations, government institutions and the private
sector throughout African continent and The Middle East.
BSS provides tailor-made, high-quality satellite
networking solutions including hosting and hub services, IP over satellite, and
TV and broadcasting solutions from its large technical and operational
infrastructure in Europe.
The partnership will
create a new force for the African and Middle East market. The partnership
results in a joint sales, marketing and product development organization that
will expand the customer base and offer an enhanced range of reliable satellite
This partnership helps BSS expand its international
footprint with a significant presence in Africa and The Middle East and
increase range of its data connectivity solutions.
With the experience of BSS, Intersat will be able to
provide end-to-end GSM Backhaul and DTH Broadcasting Solutions in the region.
It will give our customers improved access to the dynamic satellite services
markets in Africa and The Middle East and is an important strategic step for
BSS,” said Nitin Dhawan, CEO of Belgium Satellite Services.
Intersat and BSS will benefit by adding the capacity to
fully provide concept to complete solutions which has been the focus
in telecoms and IT convergence projects in Asia and the Satcom business at a
The partnership will bring more optimized services to all
types of customers from SME’s to large corporations, telecom operators and
ISPs. Internet via Satellite is the only solution for communications
connectivity for many people living in rural areas in African continent where
fiber connections are not available.
Intersat was built by Africans based on a strong
commitment to provide affordable and reliable Internet and communications
services. The combination of our two companies will solidify our ability to
provide fast, responsive and flexible solutions for our customers in Africa and
The Middle East through an enhanced infrastructure, technical development and
marketing coverage,” said Abdul Bakhrani, CEO and co-founder of
Belgium Satellite Services recently installed an
iDirect Series 15000 Universal Satellite Hub to strengthen the capabilities and
reach of its IP satellite broadband offerings.