— BizNis_Africa (@BizNis_Africa) April 10, 2018
This partnership with Intelsat (operator of the world’s first Globalized Network) would easure that Vodacom Business Nigeria utilizes the satellite services provided on Intelsat 35e (the fifth of the Intelsat EpicNG satellites) to ensure a swift, and high-quality broadband connectivity to several sectors (banking, oil and gas, education, healthcare) across West Africa.
What Would this Partnership Mean for Vodacom?
Very exciting to announce this contract with Vodacom Business Nigeria. This will support new type of enterprise services in Nigeria and West Africa. Great partnership starts with great partner.#westafrica https://t.co/pHAljMMhGg https://t.co/WA8nidIWws
— jean-philippe gillet (@jpgillet) April 10, 2018
With this partnership, Vodacom Business Nigeria would be able to provide its existing customers with an improved quality of service once the service is deployed as well as gain the traction of intending customers. Since the Intelsat EpicNG enables higher data rate applications and smaller terminals, Vodacom Business Nigeria would also be able to expand its offerings in the enterprise and Internet of Things sectors.
This will in turn position the telco for bigger operational and business success and also help to the broadband connectivity in Nigeria.
Speaking on the partnership, Lanre Kolade, Managing Director of Vodacom Business Nigeria said that the integrating Intelsat’s satellite services into its network would allow it to rapidly deploy its broadband network into new areas across West Africa and deliver fast, affordable internet access.
This means that people in the communities that we serve will gain access to services that will provide real benefits such as: business connectivity, news updates, improved quality of services in healthcare, banking and education, in addition to promoting economic development of these communities.
About Intelsat and Vodacom
Intelsat operates the world’s first Globalized Network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. It’s Globalized Network combines the world’s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure, managed services and an open, inter-operable architecture to enable customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network services.
While Vodacom Business Nigeria is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Vodacom Group and a leading pan-African corporate connectivity and telecommunications provider. Vodacom Business works in partnership with the continent’s largest businesses in sectors including oil and gas, retail, banking, mining, distribution, and tourism; helping them stay connected across Africa, and to the rest of the world.
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