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Netcom Africa partners SES World Skies on broadcast TV, telecom services

To meet the escalating  demand for content and connectivity across Africa, SES WORLD SKIES, a division of SES S.A), says  Netcom Africa has signed a multi-year deal to expand its delivery of telecom and broadcast television services throughout Nigeria and West Africa.

Under the new agreement between the two companies, Netcom is expected to  augment its existing capacity utilizing multi transponders on Ku-band that will enable Netcom meet rising demand for its broad range of telecom and broadcast television services among businesses, universities and consumers in cities and towns across  Nigeria and other West African nations.

The Group Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Netcom Africa, Yen Choi said ASTRA 2B satellite offers 16 Ku-band transponders that provide beam coverage over West Africa.

According to him, the spacecraft is also  fully capable of providing highly reliable Internet, telecom and DTH services in the fast growing region, adding  that  NSS-10 is a high-powered C-band satellite at 322.5 degrees East serving regional, transcontinental and transoceanic customers in North America, the Caribbean, South America, Europe and Africa.

“We have depended on the reliability and  reach of SES WORLD SKIES for years to interconnect our global teleports in Nigeria, London and the U.S. and offer our diverse customer base the best worldwide network access possible.

“Netcom is using this latest layer of satellite capacity from SES WORLD SKIES to serve a broad range of exciting applications across Nigeria and West Africa, and  from high-speed IP backbone connections for a leading mobile phone company to dedicated broadband for schools and travel agencies and a TV station’s DVB broadcast across the continent, SES WORLD SKIES is enabling Netcom to meet the tremendous regional demand for connectivity and content.” “ said Yen Choi.

Vice President of Africa Sales for SES WORLD SKIES,  Nicolas Baravalle said  “The SES WORLD SKIES team is committed to supporting Netcom and other telecom and broadcast leaders as they extend the reach of their services to meet the needs of increasingly discerning and connected Nigerian communities as well as corporations serving customers virtually anywhere.”

Netcom Africa Limited is a leading communication infrastructure provider of IP networking services. Headquartered in Lagos and licensed by the Nigerian Communications Commission to offer technology based services in satellite, fiber and microwave communications that will  provide solutions in each and every market segment. In 2008 Netcom reached a milestone objective by qualifying for the TL9000 certification.


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