Gateway communications leases capacity on Africasat-1


MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn Bhd (MEASAT) announced today that Gateway Communications, a leading provider of high quality satellite communication services in Africa, had signed an agreement for C-Band capacity on the AFRICASAT-1 satellite.

Under the agreement, Gateway will lease multiple C-band transponders on AFRICASAT-1, commencing October 2008. The capacity will further develop Gateway’s market leading position in the provision of high quality, secure and reliable voice, data and Internet access to its 1,200 corporate customers across 40 countries on the African continent.

MEASAT welcomes Gateway to our growing family of premium customers leveraging the AFRICASAT-1 platform for connectivity in the African region,” said Terry Bleakley, Vice President, Commercial Operations, MEASAT. “We look forward to a long and successful cooperation with Gateway in expanding their broadband services.

Peter Gbedemah, CEO, Gateway Communications: “Our goal is to offer high quality voice, data and internet connectivity to all businesses in Africa. Because Gateway designs and develops services specifically for African businesses it means customers benefit from applications that are ideally tailored to their needs. Gateway can provide satellite connectivity for all requirements; from simple voice and data to the most complex and bandwidth-intensive video, audio and Internet content, e-commerce or enterprise networking. We rely on our satellite partners for that capacity and are delighted to be working with MEASAT.