Eutelsat to launch more IP access across Africa
Eutelsat is launching IP services for Africa from its W3C satellite at 16° East.
The European satellite operator will announce at CabSat Dubai next week the entry into service next month of a new platform to address high demand for broadband connectivity from SOHOs and SMEs from Senegal to Madagascar.
The new capacity is available from its W3C satellite at 16° East. This satellite was launched last year.
Through its configuration of 53 Ku and three Ka transponders it will provide capacity for broadcasting and telecom/data services. High-power footprints of Central Europe and Indian Ocean islands will support digital video broadcasting markets while its coverage of Africa - from Senegal to South Africa - will serve data and telecom markets.
The platform uses qualified Sat3Play hub technology provided by Newtec and housed at Eutelsat's teleport in Sardinia (Italy). Sat3Play is a two-way satellite broadband system delivering IP-based services for ISPs wanting to offer competitive data and voice services in areas unserved by terrestrial broadband connectivity.