Posted by: africanpressorganization | 13 April 2010

ACS Angola Consolidates Eutelsat Relationship With New Capacity on W7 Satellite to Support High Growth Market for Data Communications



ACS Angola Consolidates Eutelsat Relationship With New Capacity on W7 Satellite to Support High Growth Market for Data Communications


PARIS, April 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) and ACS Angola, one of the country’s leading suppliers of IT solutions and corporate network connectivity, have concluded a five-year contract for capacity on Eutelsat’s W7 satellite. The new contract was announced by both companies at the Satcom Africa conference and exhibition which begins today in Johannesburg.

Launched in November 2009, W7 is Africa’s newest satellite resource, providing high-power coverage in the Ku-band of a vast region taking in all countries in sub-Saharan Africa. ACS Angola’s new lease, for 45 MHz of capacity, boosts resources already deployed since 2005 on Eutelsat’s W3A satellite. It will enable the company to expand its commercial service to public agencies as well as businesses operating in the energy, financial and manufacturing industries across Angola.

Commenting on the importance of the new deal, Edgar Martins, General Manager of ACS said: “Expanding the services that we have been providing to the business community in Angola, both for VoIP and data communications was very important for ACS and this new deal with Eutelsat made it possible. For this reason, the new W7 satellite is an important asset for ACS.”

Olivier Millies-Lacroix, Eutelsat Commercial Director said: “The capacity, reach and performance of W7 further anchors satellites as a core technology for broadcast services, enterprise networks and Internet connectivity across Africa, responding to national requirements such as those of ACS Angola, as well as international needs. We are delighted to take our business relationship with ACS Angola to a new level through this additional long term lease.”

About Eutelsat Communications

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is the holding company of Eutelsat S.A.. With capacity commercialised on 26 satellites that provide coverage over the entire European continent, as well as the Middle East, Africa, India and significant parts of Asia and the Americas, Eutelsat is one of the world’s three leading satellite operators in terms of revenues. At 31 December 2009, Eutelsat’s satellites were broadcasting more than 3,400 television channels and close to 1,100 radio stations. More than 1,000 channels broadcast via its HOT BIRD(TM) video neighbourhood at 13 degrees East which serves over 123 million cable and satellite homes in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The Group’s satellites also serve a wide range of fixed and mobile telecommunications services, TV contribution markets, corporate networks, and broadband markets for Internet Service Providers and for transport, maritime and in-flight markets. Eutelsat’s broadband subsidiary, Skylogic, markets and operates services through teleports in France and Italy that serve enterprises, local communities, government agencies and aid organisations in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Headquartered in Paris, Eutelsat and its subsidiaries employ 635 employees from 27 countries.


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