Vodacom supplies broadband to SOHO and SME customers

Vodacom Intelsat office AfricaVodacom will supply SME customers across sub-Saharan Africa with broadband connectivity. (Image source: Lotus Head/freeimages.com)Mobile communications company Vodacom will deliver broadband connectivity to its SOHO & SME customers in sub-Saharan African

Vodacom will offer a differentiated broadband service aimed at the small office/home office (SOHO) and small/medium enterprise (SME) customers within sub-Saharan Africa.

“Our agreement with Intelsat will enable Vodacom to provide our SME and enterprise customers with high quality, reliable, secure and cost-effective connectivity,” stated Vuyani Jarana, chief officer of Vodacom Business.

Vodacom will be provided with Ku-band satellite broadband capacity from Intelsat, who will deliver a fully integrated and managed solution, using Hughes broadband satellite technology, the company said.

“This new and innovative solution demonstrates Intelsat’s leadership in satellite broadband connectivity,” stated Grant Marais, Intelsat’s regional vice president, Africa.

“We worked closely with Vodacom to address their future business demands, providing capacity through traditional wide and high-throughput satellite spot beams to locations where our customers need it most,” Marais added.

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