Intelsat and Liquid Telecom have decided to extend their partnership agreement. Since 2016, the companies have collaborated to bring broadband and other critical communications services to people throughout Eastern, Central and Southern Africa.
Intelsat was the first operator to introduce satellite services on the continent, sparking the growth of critical communications infrastructure, and has been an integral part of Africa’s communications fabric since 1965.
It was also a crucial component to the delivery of Liquid Telecom’s multi-award-winning very-small-aperture terminal (VSAT) service thanks to its high-throughput satellite fleet, providing a robust, secure and reliable communications network to communities, schools and businesses in 20 countries across the African continent.
Liquid Telecom Satellite Services CEO, Scott Mumford, said: “Extending our partnership with Intelsat will enable us to continue developing VSAT products with high-efficiency models and ubiquitous coverage; in fact, Liquid Telecom has just added three new high-performance VSAT service offerings to our portfolio, each with a range of data volume options.”
Through the partnership extension, Liquid Telecom will be able to connect more than 2,000 additional VSAT terminals in Africa. This will ensure the continuity of high speed, reliable satellite connectivity to mobile operators, carriers, enterprise, media, content companies and retail customers across the continent.