Intelsat, Vodacom Mozambique expand mobile connectivity

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I), operator of the world´s first Globalized Network and provider of integrated satellite solutions, announced that Vodacom Mozambique has signed an agreement for a satellite solution that will provide 3G services that uniquely satisfy the growing data demand generated by the tourism sector, the company said.

Under a multi-year agreement with Vodacom International, Intelsat has upgraded a network operated by Vodacom Mozambique using the Intelsat EpicNG high-throughput satellite platform. The solution delivers 3G services to Pomene, in southern Mozambique.

Pomene has become an important tourist destination for the country, and as it attracts more visitors and cruise ships, the mobile network infrastructure needed to be rapidly and cost-effectively upgraded to meet increased demand.

Intelsat was able to address all of Vodacom Mozambique´s concerns — improving the network´s capabilities and delivering a better connectivity experience in a cost-effective manner — due to the higher performance and better economics delivered by Intelsat EpicNG. Intelsat´s service has proven so efficient, Vodacom Mozambique was able to expand the network to cover tourist lodges in Pomene, unlocking a new revenue stream for the operator.

Intelsat operates the world´s first 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. For more information, visit www.intelsat.com.