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Eutelsat Ku-band capacity selected by InterSAT to extend its Pan-African satellite services to enterprise and retail customers

Eutelsat Group (ISIN: FR0010221234 - Euronext Paris / London Stock Exchange: ETL) has extended its partnership with InterSAT one of Africa's leading satellite service providers to support InterSAT’s growth in the Pan-African enterprise and retail segments.

Under the latest multi-year strategic deal, InterSAT will add Ku-Band capacity over Central and Eastern Africa on Eutelsat’s EUTELSAT 70B satellite to its current portfolio which already includes Ka-Band capacity on the EUTELSAT KONNECT satellite.

Located at the 70.5° East orbital position, EUTELSAT 70B offers a broad wide beam coverage and four high-performance fixed beams, with a high degree of on-board connectivity.

Commenting on the agreement, Hanif Kassam, Chief Executive Officer of InterSAT said: ‘We are delighted to be able to rely on Eutelsat capacity once again to support our growth ambitions in Africa, home to some of the world's most remote and underdeveloped regions which represent a challenging environment for building terrestrial communication networks. Leveraging our VSAT service expertise and our teleport infrastructure, we are able to use satellite communication to deliver reliable and cost-effective connectivity to remote and underserved areas while assuring a high-end user experience for our customers.”

Ghassan Murat, Eutelsat’s RVP of the AMEA region added: “We are honoured to be selected by our long-standing partner, InterSAT, to accompany the further roll-out of its services in Africa. The growth of VSAT services in Africa is a testament to the potential of this technology to transform the continent's ICT landscape, connecting more people and businesses than ever before, as well as the ongoing relevance of our powerful geostationary in-orbit assets to deliver a compelling and reliable connectivity service to the remotest areas.”