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Intelsat, Stratosat to provide internet connectivity across Central Africa

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Collaboration seeks to provide internet connectivity across Central Africa
Collaboration seeks to provide internet connectivity across Central Africa.

Broadband service provider, Intelsat announced it plans to work with Stratosat Datacom in the hopes of providing high-speed broadband services across Central Africa. The collaboration integrates managed connectivity from Intelsat’s high throughput global network with value-added engineering and management services from Stratosat. 

Together, the companies are aiming to bring internet and Virtual Private Networking (VPN) connectivity to markets across the region that have traditionally lacked access to reliable connections.

The Stratosat NextGen managed service — powered by Intelsat’s FlexEnterprise — is said to dramatically improve the reach and performance of networks for small, medium, and large businesses in the region — including schools, hospitals, financial firms, mining, and agriculture companies. 

Stratosat NextGen also hopes to enable multi-national enterprises to engage and connect with their partners and customers throughout the region, driving business and overall economic growth.

According to Intelsat, their FlexEnterprise is a secure, managed connectivity service with broad global coverage that removes the complexity of delivering high-speed broadband services to enterprises.  

“Because connectivity is essential to supporting the growth of local and regional economies, Intelsat is committed to making broadband connectivity more attainable for businesses, communities, and individuals across Africa,” says Brian Jakins, Intelsat’s Regional Vice President of Africa. 

“Stratosat is the first of Intelsat’s FlexEnterprise partners to focus on expanding broadband connectivity in the Central African region.”

Dieter Kovar, Schauenburg International – Africa Group CEO, says “Stratosat Datacom is pleased to partner up with Intelsat to bring unique connectivity to the Central Region in Africa. We are highly committed to empowering local service providers to offer cost-effective broadband solutions to end-users”. 

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