Intelsat announced that Dalkom Somalia has agreed for satellite services to expand its broadband and Direct-to-Home (DTH) services in East and Central Africa as well as the Middle East.
The privately-owned operator based in Somalia signed a multi-year agreement with the firm and will export its broadband enterprise networks to South Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo.
Mohamed Jama, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dalkom declared: “We have a strong terrestrial fiber network, but our opportunities to expand into new regions and capitalize on new opportunities were limited. By adding Intelsat’s satellite expertise to our network, we can expand our enterprise services into regions where terrestrial technology cannot provide services. Intelsat 17 will also allow us to capitalize on Intelsat’s media distribution knowledge to introduce DTH services for customers.”