Intelsat and Liquid Telecom extend African Internet partners

Intelsat and Liquid Telecom extend African Internet partnership

29 June 2020 | Natalie Bannerman

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Intelsat has extended its internet connectivity partnership with Liquid Telecom.

Over the last four years the two companies have worked together to deliver Liquid Telecom’s very-small-aperture terminal (VSAT) service over Intelsat’s high-throughput satellite fleet.

Together the collaboration has delivered a robust, secure and reliable communications network to communities, schools and businesses in 20 countries across the continent.

“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,” said Scott Mumford, CEO of Liquid Telecom Satellite Services.

“Liquid Telecom is continuing to drive increased demand and improve service levels across the continent, and this continuation of our partnership with Intelsat is a significant boost in that regard.”

Through the partnership extension, Liquid Telecom will be able to connect more than 2,000 additional VSAT terminals across Africa.

As a result, ensuring the continuity of high-speed, reliable satellite connectivity to mobile operators, carriers, enterprise, media, content companies and retail customers across the region, as well as to help Liquid Telecom better serve the growing demand for improved connectivity in its rural service areas.

“We are pleased to extend our longstanding partnership with Liquid Telecom, helping to connect more people, communities and businesses throughout the continent,” added Brian Jakins, regional vice president of Africa at Intelsat.

“Working together, we’re enabling critical educational opportunities, local business growth and game-changing consumer finance solutions to reach increasing numbers of people.”

Intelsat and Liquid Telecom have been working together since 2016 to bring broadband and other critical communications services to people throughout Eastern, Central and Southern Africa.