Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of satellite services and telecommunications group have announced an agreement to provide a managed broadband service to Vodacom.
“Our agreement with Intelsat will enable Vodacom to provide our SME and enterprise customers with high quality, reliable, secure and cost-effective connectivity,” said Vuyani Jarana, chief officer of Vodacom Business.
Under the agreement, Intelsat will provide Ku-band satellite broadband capacity to Vodacom on Intelsat 28 at 32.8ºE and deliver a fully integrated and managed solution, powered by Hughes broadband satellite technology. The solution will enable Vodacom to manage its service platform and determine the service levels while maintaining direct engagement with their SOHO and SME customer base. In addition, the scalability of the platform supports Vodacom’s plan to offer broadband service to millions of potential customers across Africa.
David Hartshorn, Secretary General of the Global VSAT Forum, remarks on Intelsat’s global leadership and how the company constantly innovates to connect the world.