Niger: Expanding cellular network coverage with satellites

Satellite services can greatly improve cellular network coverage in rural areas

The telecommunication provider Orange Niver will be using satellite services from Intelsat to improve cellular network coverage in rural Niger.

The website Developingtelecoms.org reported: "Intelsat will provide C-band broadband capacity to Orange Niger on Intelsat 903 at 325.5º East. The companies have entered a multi-year agreement; when the Intelsat 35e satellite enters service, scheduled for 2017, Orange Niger will be able to seamlessly transition to the new satellite."

Brelotte Ba, CEO of Orange Niger, said: "The satellite-based solution will allow us to add new subscribers and introduce new services in a cost-efficient manner. More importantly, it will provide much needed reliable broadband connectivity, which will have a positive economic impact on the businesses and the communities we look to serve."

Publishing Date: 

08/08/2014
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