Azercosmos, InterSAT, Kymeta link for Africa coverage
November 11, 2021
By Chris Forrester
InterSAT has signed a partnership agreement with Kymeta and Azercosmos to deliver mobile satellite communication services using Kymeta’s U8 terminals and InterSAT’s SkyMOVE services across Africa, and carried by the Azerspace-2 satellite.
The partnership agreement enables InterSAT to deliver a complete connectivity solution for on-the-go communications with the revolutionary Kymeta U8 terminal. The u8 terminal was designed with Kymeta’s software-defined, electronic beam steering technology and is low profile and mounts easily on vehicles and vessels for seamless communications on the move.
“Kymeta’s antenna technology is uniquely positioned to meet the demand for mobile broadband, providing internet access via satellite or hybrid satellite-cellular networks on a user-defined basis to enable connectivity while on the move or on the pause. When combined with InterSAT’s SkyMOVE connectivity offerings on Azerspace-2 satellite and back-end support suite of services, customers will have unique access to an experience and product that no other ISP company in Africa offers today,” said a statement from the businesses.
“This new satellite mobility partnership offers limitless opportunities for communication and collaboration in Africa,” said Bill Marks, EVP, Chief Development Officer, Kymeta. “We are committed to providing customers with the most advanced, reliable, easy-to-manage and flexible solutions to meet their connectivity requirements. We are pleased to have InterSAT join our partner network as we grow in this rapidly expanding market.”
“We are pleased to expand the scope of our longstanding relationship with InterSAT, to now enter into this partnership for the delivery of Comm’s on the move services over the Azerspace-2 satellite throughout Africa,” said Mark Guthrie, CCO at Azercosmos.
“With end-markets for high-speed satellite-based networks growing, this partnership with Kymeta and Azercosmos is a significant step in enhancing our solution offerings. Being technology-agnostic supports our notion that there is no one size fits all solution for our diverse customer base in Africa, and this unique partnership is another step in enhancing our portfolio,” said Hanif Kassam, CEO of InterSAT.