Quantis strikes Epic satellite deal with Intelsat
02 February 2017 | James Pearce
Intelsat has struck a deal with Quantis Global to boost broadband services in Africa and Europe through its Epic satellites.
Quantis, which is owned by Eurona Wireless Telecom, will use services from Intelsat’s 33e ad 37e, also with managed services offered by the satellite firm, to deliver more bandwidth and solutions to corporate, NGO and maritime users.
Intelsat will also provide Quantis with its IntelsatOne Flex for Enterprise solution, which offers wholesale Mbps leveraging its teleports.
“We added high-throughput services in order to meet the growing needs of our existing customers as well as position for new revenue-generating services that require higher throughput HTS,” said Aquilino Antuña, CEO of Quantis.
“The global footprint of the Intelsat solution also means we can support our growth strategies in the countries where we currently operate as well as quickly respond to new market opportunities anywhere in the world.”
Intelsat recently went live with its second Epic satellite, the Epic 33e, which offers operations over Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. It followed Epic 29e, which launched in 2016, serving the Americas.
It has also announced plans to launch a third Epic satellite in 2017, the Intelsat 37e, which will begin service next year.
“Intelsat EpicNG is delivering on the promise of HTS with higher performance, better economics and simpler access,” said Jean-Philippe Gillet, Intelsat’s vice president, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
“Our customers asked for a flexible, global platform for incorporating HTS, and we responded with IntelsatOne Flex for Enterprise. This managed service accelerates time to market, allows service providers to be more responsive to end users, and expands their network with a robust and easily scalable broadband infrastructure.”