Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicações de Moçambique has renewed its partnership with Intelsat to deliver broadband connectivity to corporate networks and provide cellular backhaul services to support residents in remote areas of Mozambique.
Under the multi-year agreement, Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicações de Moçambique will use C- band capacity on Intelsat 902 at 62.0°E to provide dual band connectivity for its own transport network and use with local cellular operators. According to the company, Mozambique is susceptible to heavy rainfall and flooding and C-band spectrum is useful given its known performance and durability in adverse weather conditions.
“Our customers expect and deserve fast, reliable and continuous broadband connectivity regardless of location or weather,” said Zainadin Dalsuco, CEO at Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicações Moçambique. “By partnering with Intelsat, we can quickly scale our existing network to meet the increasing broadband demands in the remote areas of Mozambique and ensure that our network infrastructure is robust enough to retain and, as needed, quickly restore service to local cellular operators and their customers throughout the country.”
“Access to high-quality and consistent broadband connectivity is essential for socio-economic development and the continuous growth of businesses and local communities. Intelsat’s C-band satellite services are incredibly resilient and a great complement to a network operator’s existing infrastructure,” said Rhys Morgan, interim regional sales manager, Africa at Intelsat. “This partnership will allow Empresa Nacional de Telecoms Mozambique to provide a reliable, always-on broadband service that will enhance customer satisfaction, and with mobile penetration rates in the country at sixty nine percent, allow the company to extend its network into untapped areas of Mozambique.”