Sub-Saharan Africa: InterSat ties up with ABS to launch iDirect platforms in Sub-Saharan Africa
10 November 2017
Satellite services provider InterSat and satellite operator ABS have announced the launch of iDirect platforms on ABS-3A C-band and Ku-band beams. These platforms will provide broadband internet in Sub-Saharan and South Africa, as well as serving French speaking African countries.
InterSat with ABS can now offer Software Virtual Network Operator (SVNO) access to resellers in Africa to distribute and manage internet services at what it calls affordable pricing on both the C and Ku-band. Resellers can control their VSAT network and manage services to their clients without the need for investment in hardware.
InterSat will operate the services from its new teleport in Nairobi using ABS-3A’s pan-African beams. Both Ku- and C-band coverage offers excellent elevation across Africa, it claimed. Flavien Bachabi, MD of Africa for ABS, said ABS-3A is a new choice for high profile broadband as well as broadcast distribution in Africa, MENA, Europe and the Americas.