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Spacecom cellular-satellite hybrid for Cameroon

November 17, 2015

Spacecom, operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, has announced that the AMOS-5 satellite at the 17°E prime orbital position is now providing Cameroon with Sub-Saharan Africa’s first large-scale cellular-satellite hybrid broadband Internet project. Spacecom is cooperating with Ringo, a Cameroon ISP, to supply over 120 educational institutions, community centers and rural villages with stable and fast broadband Internet connections.

The project answers the growing demand for better Internet service throughout the country. Spacecom’s hybrid service brings affordable broadband Internet and excellent service to the country’s rural and outlying regions users with ease. The solution allows users to take advantage of satellite for downloading data while relying on cellular or other terrestrial data networks for Internet upload requests.

According to Olivier Leloustre, CEO & Founder of Ringo S.A., “Providing affordable Broadband Internet service throughout all of Cameroon is bringing a new wave of activity benefiting the public and private sectors. Ringo is proud to be leading this effort and continuing to building the future of Cameroon.”

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