Intelsat to provide EpicNG services for Morocco's INWI

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of integrated satellite communications, has been signed by Morocco´s INWI to integrate satellite services from the Intelsat EpicNG platform into INWI´s network, the company said.

INWI, the fastest-growing mobile operator in Morocco, is expanding into cellular backhaul services and, following the awarding of a VSAT license by Morocco´s National Agency of Telecommunications Regulation (ANRT), is also preparing to launch broadband connectivity services.

Under the new agreement, INWI will incorporate services from the Intelsat 35e satellite, enabling the mobile operator to enhance its existing network while also delivering improved performance that supports INWI´s goal to expand its business and reach new regions in the country.

Intelsat 35e, part of the high-performance Intelsat EpicNG network, is scheduled to launch and enter operations in 2017. The flexibility of the Intelsat EpicNG open architecture and backward-compatible design enables service providers to seamlessly transition to Intelsat EpicNG high-throughput services and immediately realize efficiency improvements.

Intelsat combines a 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.

INWI is a global operator covering all telecommunications services in Morocco, including voice services, Internet and data for private and corporate clients with a network covering 96% of the Moroccan population.