Orange Niger Uses Intelsat to Bring its Cellular Network to Rural Niger

Orange Niger has selected Intelsat, the world’s leading provider of satellite services to provide satelite connectivity for cellular backhaul services to expand its cellular network to the rural regions of Niger. Intelsat will provide its C-band broadband capacity to Orange Niger on Intelsat 903 at 325.5º to reach remote places that are far from the existing backhaul networks.

Orange Niger also plans to use its expanded network reach to offer high-quality, reliable broadband services to corporate enterprises and provide mobile telecommunications services to customers within Niger.

Intelsat’s robust satellite services will support the rapid expansion of our service territory, much of which includes challenging terrain. And the satellite-based solution will allow us to add new subscribers and introduce new services in a cost-efficient manner.”

-      Brelotte Ba, CEO of Orange Niger

“Orange Niger has experienced first-hand how satellite backhaul solutions complement its existing infrastructure and support the broadband connectivity needs of its customers. Our partnership with Orange Niger further illustrates Intelsat’s long-standing commitment to Africa and to delivering the benefits of mobile telephony and broadband connectivity via satellite."

-      Grant Marais, Intelsat’s Regional Vice President, Africa Sales

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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