CETel Delivers O3b/MEO Coverage All Across Africa

The German provider of global fiber, satellite and wireless-enabled communications solutions, CETel has signed yet another contract to deliver fiber-like connectivity all over Africa make use of O3b‘s Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite constellation. The long-term deal fully supports an African communications and technology solutions provider to broaden its network across the African continent further. The contract will provide coverage for various vertical markets such as corporate, mining, construction, government and telco. Low-latency was a significant factor in the decision for the MEO solution.
The news comes just a few months after CETel announced in January that it had signed a five-year contract with SES Networks to connect new production and exploration sites in Africa through the use of SES networks’ MEO satellite constellation.
The collaboration between SES Networks and CETel had been a significant step in CETel’s journey to becoming a successful provider of end-to-end communications solutions by adopting the latest technology.

After connecting a few sites, CETel is now in a position to further expand its operational MEO coverage to serve the African continent.
Guido Neumann, The Managing Director at CETel, declared that CETel is thrilled to welcome this new MEO customer and service. He added that it had always been a mandatory practice for Geostationary Orbit (GEO), MEO, or fiber solutions to be evaluated in case-by-case scenarios. Neumann said that there continues to be an increasing demand for all future and available communications solutions with all their different characteristics and advantages.

CETel is working hard toward a connected world providing global hybrid networks made up of MEO, GEO, and fiber architectures.

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