Intelsat, Orange to expand 3G connectivity in Cameroon

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) has renewed it agreement with Orange Group for satellite solutions and support that will bring 3G services to existing customers of Orange Cameroon as well as expand the network´s reach to remote regions of the country, the company said.

Orange currently provides 2G services using satellite infrastructure provided by Intelsat. Under the new agreement, the Orange network will expand its geographic footprint and add a 3G offering by leveraging C-band solutions from the Intelsat 22 satellite at 72.1° East.

The Intelsat solution optimizes the network to deliver the additional coverage and throughput that Orange needs to expand its reach in remote areas of Cameroon, deliver 3G services and provide more differentiated offerings to its subscribers. Orange will expand its service territory to currently underserved remote regions of the country and deliver data services for businesses in the region, stimulating economic growth in the country.

Intelsat operates a globalized network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. Intelsat´s Globalized 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. Thousands of organizations serving billions of people worldwide rely on Intelsat to provide ubiquitous broadband connectivity, multi-format video broadcasting, secure satellite communications and seamless mobility services.