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RascomStar-interSat launch partnership to offer affordable broadband satellite services across Africa

09-25-2018 06:41 PM CET | Media & Telecommunications

Press release from: RascomStar

Dubai, UAE – African Regional VSAT services provider INTERSAT , which provides telecommunication services throughout Africa – and satellite operator RascomStar today announced a new partnership to offer affordable satellite broadband connectivity across Africa.
Deal will see new Ku-band VSAT services launched at ultra-competitive prices
INTERSAT, based in Dubai, UAE, will manage the services from its state-of-the-art teleport facilities in Africa, using its iDirect Hub to connect small to medium enterprises, NGOs, administrations throughout Africa in Ku band connectivity to the Internet cloud.
“This marks the beginning of an exciting new partnership with RascomStar and a continuation of our commitment to offer affordable and quality services to our esteemed and loyal customers. In rural and underserved areas, VSAT is the best and quick-deployable solution for broadband access, helping in bridging the digital divide in Africa.” said Hanif Kassam, CEO, INTERSAT.
“At INTERSAT we are continuously searching for the ideal partners to ensure we can deliver reliable broadband services at the right price point. This unique partnership with RascomStar demonstrates that we can readily adopt technologies which empower our mission of providing affordable Satellite Connectivity in Africa.” added Subrata Roy, CTO, INTERSAT.
RascomStar will supply the capacity over its satellite RQ1R located at 2.9°East, with its unique Ku beam Pan-African coverage.
CEO of RascomStar Sherif Azzabi said: “Our mission at RascomStar is to develop affordable connectivity to remote and rural areas across Africa; we are excited about our new partnership with INTERSAT, the two companies’ respective competencies will deliver unparalleled value to those communities.”

About INTERSAT
INTERSAT is one of the largest and most respected providers of Internet solutions in Africa providing Internet connectivity via Satellite to some of the leading organizations, government institutions and the private sector. INTERSAT strives hard to stay at the cutting edge of technology, investing heavily in state-of-the art services that make the service delivery better and faster.
About RascomStar
RascomStar operates the first Pan-African geo-stationary satellite located at 2.9° East. As well as providing satellite capacity in C- and Ku-band across Africa, the company also deploys value-added services such as fixed and mobile rural telephony, VSAT services, Wi-Fi, GSM backhaul and TV broadcast.

RascomStar
106, Building 8, Dubai Internet City
PO Box 500435, Dubai, UAE

PR Contacts:

Rascomstar:
Contact Person: Dua Hamdan
Telephone: +97144257899
email: info@rascomstar.com

InterSat:
Contact Person: Tabitha Mutua
Telephone: +97143724124
email: info@intersat.ae

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