SES, CETel to expand connectivity in Africa
October 31, 2017
A major European telecom operator will bring connectivity to new areas across North and West Africa and enable contingency services during fibre outages using a satellite-based solution. The network is implemented by CETel, a German provider of global end-to-end communications solutions, in partnership with SES Networks, who will deliver C-band capacity on SES’s NSS-7 satellite.
The new resilient network consists of several sites located in African countries, which are connected to the customer’s European backbone infrastructure via CETel’s teleport and managed Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Network.
“CETel and SES Networks have been partnering on various projects in the EMEA region for over a decade, providing services in both Ku- and C-band,” said Simon Gatty Saunt, Head of EMEA Fixed Data Sales at SES Networks. “We are very happy to be working again with CETel on the delivery of this full end-to-end service for a European telco in Africa, bringing more highly-reliable satellite-based connectivity to the region.”
Guido Neumann, Managing Director of CETel said, “This is yet another example of a successful collaboration between SES Networks and CETel in the delivery of managed end-to-end communications solutions. The network has been specifically designed to meet our customer’s sophisticated connectivity needs. This level of flexibility and reliability of service can only be achieved by using versatile satellite technology, and SES Networks is an undisputed leader in this field.”