Vodacom Mozambique And Intelsat In 3G Partnership To Promote Tourism
Under a multi-year contract with Vodacom International, Intelsat has enhanced a network operated by Vodacom Mozambique utilising the Intelsat EpicNG high-throughput satellite facility.
According to a statement that was released to the media, the solution delivers 3G services to Pomene, which is in southern Mozambique.
The statement explains that Pomene has become a key tourist destination for the country, and as it attracts more cruise ships and visitors, the mobile network infrastructure needed to be cost-effectively upgraded to meet the rapidly increasing demand.
Intelsat said that its EpicNG solution was in a position to address all of Vodacom Mozambique's concerns – boosting the network's capabilities and also delivering an improved connectivity experience in a cost-effective manner.
The Executive Head of Transmission at Vodacom Mozambique, Basilio Pereira said that at first Vodacom believed that the only way to upgrade its network by delivering 3G services in that area would be with an expensive terrestrial solution.
Pereira said that working with Intelsat had shown Vodacom how the improved efficiency of Intelsat EpicNG could meet its needs better than a terrestrial option. He added that now Vodacom could expand its reach, grow its subscriber base and ultimately achieve its growth objectives due to the lower overall cost of ownership.
Intelsat's Regional Vice President, Africa Sales, Brian Jakins declared that the performance of Intelsat EpicNG was delivering power and efficiency to many telecom infrastructure providers because Intelsat had combined the traditional strengths of satellite with a new approach that offers improved economics for mobile network providers.
Jakins said that this technology helps its customers deliver a 3G experience that is within the constraints of their budgets, and also helps them access new business opportunities that they had not previously been able to take advantage of.
In May 2018, Intelsat entered into a partnership with the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), in collaboration with Gilat Satellite Networks, to offer high-speed telecom services to rural areas of the country.
According to the agreement, the UCC would leverage IntelsatOne Mobile Reach Solar 3G service, provided through the satellite internet connectivity company's 37th satellite, as well as the SkyEdge II-c multi-application offered by Gilat Satellite Networks.
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