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November 7th, 2017

MEASAT Drives CETel African Connectivity Through AFRICASAT-1a Satellite

MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (“MEASAT”) now has an agreement with Central European Telecom Services GmbH (“CETel”) to provide pan-African C-band VSAT satellite services via the AFRICASAT-1a satellite at 46.0 degrees E.

AFRICASAT-1a’s high-power and excellent look angles, combined with MEASAT’s customized solutions, were defining factors in CETel’s selection. The deal underscores the satellite’s attractiveness among teleport operators for services across the highly competitive African market.

CETel, a German provider of managed end-to-end communications solutions, services global customers from their teleport in Germany.Their independent solutions approach closed many long-term agreements in various industries and make them a perfect partner for individual and encompassing communications networks.

Artistic rendition of MEASAT's AFRICAST-1a satellite.

Guido Neumann, the Managing Director of CETel, noted that the company is happy to announce and start a successful cooperation with MEASAT. AFRICASAT-1a delivers great coverage paired with powerful beams that allows us to further expand the firm's service portfolio.

Raj Malik, Senior Vice President - Sales, MEASAT added that CETel is an established VSAT service provider and MEASAT was awarded the VSAT Global “Service Provider of the Year” at the Global VSAT Forum in 2017. Investing and building a new service delivery platform on AFRICASAT-1a speaks volumes about the impressive performance of the company's satellite, the firm's support capabilities and the ability to offer customized solutions via a partnership model.