(Ecofin Agency) - Pan-African telecom group Liquid Telecom announced on June 26 the extension of its partnership with satellite telecoms network operator Intelsat to connect more than 2,000 additional VSAT terminals across Africa.
Liquid Telecom said the agreement will ensure that mobile operators, businesses, media, content companies, and retail customers will continue to have reliable, high-speed satellite connectivity across the continent, and will also help the company to better meet the growing demand for connectivity in rural areas.
“Extending our partnership with Intelsat will enable us to continue developing VSAT products with high-efficiency models and ubiquitous coverage. Liquid Telecom has just added three new high-performance VSAT service offerings to its portfolio, each with a range of data volume options. Liquid Telecom is continuing to drive increased demand and improve service levels across the continent,” said Scott Mumford, CEO of Liquid Telecom Satellite Services.
Brian Jakins, Intelsat Regional Vice President of Africa, said: “Working together helps us create critical educational opportunities, local business growth, and game-changing consumer finance solutions to reach increasing numbers of people.”