08 Nov Sub-Saharan Africa: InterSat ties up with ABS to launch iDirect platforms in Sub-Saharan Africa
Satellite services provider InterSat and satellite operator ABS have announced the launch of iDirect platforms on ABS-3A C-band and Ku-band beams. These platforms will provide broadband internet in Sub-Saharan and South Africa, as well as serving French speaking African countries.
InterSat will operate the services from its new teleport in Nairobi using ABS-3A’s pan-African beams. Both Ku- and C-band coverage offers excellent elevation across Africa, it claimed. Flavien Bachabi, MD of Africa for ABS, said ABS-3A is a new choice for high profile broadband as well as broadcast distribution in Africa, MENA, Europe and the Americas.