"As demand for connectivity grows beyond big cities, communities need faster, more reliable broadband to support business growth, as well as healthcare and educational services. Our partnership with SES will further strengthen our collective ability to deliver this connectivity. With the new and upgraded capacity and customized connectivity platform on NSS-12, combined with an extensive teleport infrastructure, we will be able to offer truly differentiated services to our customers."

Hanif Kassam
Executive Director,
Intersat

SES and Intersat have signed a multi-year agreement to deliver Internet services across Africa. Intersat will be providing broadband connectivity to businesses and consumers via SES's NSS-12 satellite, located at
57 degrees East.

The latest agreement with SES includes a new C-band capacity lease, infrastructure services out of the SES Betzdorf teleport, and a renewal of upgraded Ku-band capacity out of the SES Djibouti Teleport. Intersat will also use the SES Enterprise+ Broadband service to deliver high-speed broadband connectivity across Africa, serving industries such as banking, corporate customers, and Internet service providers.

Launched in 2015, SES's Enterprise+ is a managed, ready-to-deploy, customized satellite connectivity solution providing carrier-grade services and allowing a wide range of applications including connectivity for enterprise resource planning (ERP), virtual private networks (VPN), and voice-over-IP (VoIP) services, remote data traffic, and video multi-casting.

SES has been in partnership with Intersat for many years in various markets and sectors. The new agreement reaffirms how SES satellites' comprehensive coverage and SES's competitively priced flexible connectivity platform with a plug-n-play offering has enabled Intersat to expand their reach across East Africa.