RascomStar and InterSat announce new pan-continental partnership

28 September 2018

Telecoms

Dubai, UAE – African Regional VSAT services provider INTERSAT , which provides telecommunication services throughout Africa – and satellite operator RascomStar today announced a new partnership to offer affordable satellite broadband connectivity across Africa.


Deal will see new Ku-band VSAT services launched at ultra-competitive prices

INTERSAT, based in Dubai, UAE, will manage the services from its state-of-the-art teleport facilities in Africa, using its iDirect Hub to connect small to medium enterprises, NGOs, administrations throughout Africa in Ku band connectivity to the Internet cloud.

“This marks the beginning of an exciting new partnership with RascomStar and a continuation of our commitment to offer affordable and quality services to our esteemed and loyal customers. In rural and underserved areas, VSAT is the best and quick-deployable solution for broadband access, helping in bridging the digital divide in Africa.” said Hanif Kassam, CEO, INTERSAT.

“At INTERSAT we are continuously searching for the ideal partners to ensure we can deliver reliable broadband services at the right price point. This unique partnership with RascomStar demonstrates that we can readily adopt technologies which empower our mission of providing affordable Satellite Connectivity in Africa.” added Subrata Roy, CTO, INTERSAT.

RascomStar will supply the capacity over its satellite RQ1R located at 2.9°East, with its unique Ku beam Pan-African coverage.

CEO of RascomStar Sherif Azzabi said: “Our mission at RascomStar is to develop affordable connectivity to remote and rural areas across Africa; we are excited about our new partnership with INTERSAT, the two companies’ respective competencies will deliver unparalleled value to those communities.”

Source: Press Release