Intelsat launches service for Sub-Saharan Africa wireless networks

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) has announced a managed services solution that will provide 2G services in remote locations, the company said.

The solution leverages contributions of services provider BCom and technology provider Newtec for core components of the solution.

IntelsatOne Mobile Reach Solar 2G is a turnkey package designed for mobile network operators (MNOs) seeking to expand voice services in a simple, cost-efficient manner to remote populations throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The solution includes all satellite, cellular and power components, allowing MNOs to deploy and connect with their subscribers virtually anywhere.

The company said that 2G still represents a large amount of existing wireless infrastructure. In Africa, more than 672 million people rely on 2G services, and those networks need to be upgraded and expanded to meet growing connectivity demands throughout the continent.

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) operates a globalized network, delivering video and broadband services anywhere in the world.