Thaicom, one of Asia’s leading satellite operators and provider of integrated satellite communications services, has signed an agreement with iSAT, an African telecommunications provider and a subsidiary of Wananchi, to provide iSAT’s key customer in East Africa with fully managed satellite telecommunications services including satellite back-up of its fibre network.
Under the agreement, Thaicom will provide Internet Protocol (IP) connectivity via the Thaicom 6 satellite in the case of fibre network outages. The full-time, managed service will enable iSAT Africa to provide their client with a fully redundant and highly available back-up solution for the provision of uninterrupted broadband services.
Patompob Nile Suwansiri, Chief Commercial Officer with Thaicom, commented: “We have seen an increase in the need for reliable and cost-effective satellite communications in Africa. Therefore, we intend to continue expanding our reach and providing our clients with the best possible solution for their business requirements. Thaicom has many years of experience in providing leading telecom operators across Asia with premium cellular and internet backhaul. Our African customers can now benefit from Thaicom’s experience in providing managed network backhaul services as well.”