Liquid Telecoms are now doing everything in their capacity to upgrade. Recently, the company acquired Neotel, afterwards, the company appointed two new executives. Now, the company has linked up with Intelsat SA to agree a deal that will see them integrate high-performance EpicNG satellite into the Liquid Telecom Network.
The statement released by Liquid Telecom stated that the Telecoms group has dedicated to be committed to its services on the Intelsat 33e satellite that was launched this year.
This year January saw the broadband service provider Quantis Global commit to an agreement to integrate services from Intelsat 33e –manufactured by Boeing.
The EpicNG satellite service is compatible with other Intelsat’s fleet of global satellites which are about 50 satellites, of which each satellite is connected by the global IntelsatOne terrestrial network. Features of the EpicNG satellite solution features the Newtec Dialog® VSAT platform and it also includes ESA-funded Project Indigo technology.
Liquid Telecom stated that EpicNG satellite will have a network coverage that cuts across several regions such as Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, DRC and some other neighbouring countries.
“Breakthroughs in technology continue to position satellite as a more compelling connectivity solution for businesses across Africa. By teaming with Intelsat, Liquid Telecom will be at the forefront of satellite communications, ensuring we can meet the future bandwidth needs of our customers no matter where they are in the region,” said Scott Mumford, Liquid Telecom’s Group Managing Executive of Satellite and VSAT.
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He added, “We are also delighted to be Intelsat’s local partner as it continues to introduce the suite of Intelsat EpicNG services to Africa.”
The Intelsat EpicNG is expected to be in use by Liquid Telecom starting from July ending.
Brian Jakins, Intelsat’s Regional Vice President, Africa Sales stated that the partnership also gives Intelsat more foot-hold in the African broadband sector.
“Our goal is to support customer growth in Africa and to work together to enhance the infrastructure that connects broadband and enterprise customers in Africa. Teaming with Liquid Telecom, the leading independent IP, voice and data provider across Africa, will enhance their service platform and add to our capabilities as we build upon the footprint we’ve already established in the region,” said Jakins.
Jakins added, “We currently have the largest satellite presence in Africa, and with Intelsat 33e soon to be joined by Intelsat 35e and Intelsat 37e, two upcoming satellites in the Intelsat EpicNG program, we will expand our high throughput capabilities to benefit the entire continent.”
The satellite service provider Intelsat has also awarded Liquid Telecom with a three-year contract to provide fibre backhaul and transmission services from its South African base and integrated into its IntelsatOne network that can make Intelsat’s services extended across Africa.