Dalkom, Intelsat to expand broadband, media options in Africa, Middle East

Integrated satellite communications provider Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) has announced that Dalkom Somalia signed an agreement for satellite services that will expand its broadband enterprise and direct-to-home (DTH) services in East and Central Africa and the Middle East, the company said.

Under a multi-year agreement, Dalkom, a privately owned operator based in Somalia, will incorporate Ku-band satellite services provided by Intelsat 17 to extend services currently delivered by its fiber network.

This includes expanding broadband enterprise networks into countries such as South Sudan and Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as the Middle East. Dalkom will also add DTH services to its portfolio in Somalia. Intelsat 17, located at 66° East, is part of Intelsat´s video neighborhood in the Indian Ocean region.

Intelsat operates a globalized network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. The network combines the world´s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure, managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network services.

Dalkom Somalia is a Somalia based telecom provider established in 2003. Since then, Dalkom Somalia has grown into one of today´s fastest-growing telecom companies offering next-generation solutions for broadband, connectivity, cloud computing, managed services, satellite services and internet services for businesses, wholesale and consumers segments.

Dalkom Somalia has maintained its technological pace progressively as one of the most reliable telecoms that earned the confidence and trust of most government and semi-government sectors and private sectors from financial groups, large organizations as well as small and medium-sized businesses.