Kuala Lumpur / Cologne, 6 November 2017. MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (“MEASAT”) announced today an agreement with Central European Telecom Services GmbH (“CETel”) to provide pan-African C-band VSAT satellite services via the AFRICASAT-1a satellite at 46.0°E.
AFRICASAT-1a’s high-power and excellent look angles, combined with MEASAT’s customised solutions, were defining factors in CETel’s selection. The deal underscores the satellite’s attractiveness amongst teleport operators for services across the highly competitive African market. CETel, a German provider of managed end-to-end communications solutions, services global customers from their teleport in Germany. Their independent solutions approach closed many long-term agreements in various industries and make them a perfect partner for individual and encompassing communications networks.
“We are happy to announce and start a successful cooperation with MEASAT,” said Guido Neumann, Managing Director of CETel. “AFRICASAT-1a delivers great coverage paired with powerful beams that allows us to further expand our service portfolio.”
“CETel is an established VSAT service provider and were awarded the VSAT Global “Service Provider of the Year” at the Global VSAT Forum in 2017. Investing and building a new service delivery platform on AFRICASAT-1a speaks volumes about the impressive performance of our satellite, our support capabilities and our ability to offer customized solutions via a partnership model,” said Raj Malik, Senior Vice President – Sales, MEASAT. “Once again, this reinforces AFRICASAT-1a as Africa’s preferred satellite communications platform.”
MEASAT is a Malaysian-based global satellite operator with capacity across six (6) communications satellites, providing services to over 150 countries across Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe and Australia.