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October 31st, 2017

North and West African Connectivity Delivery by SES Networks for CETel

A major European telecom operator will bring connectivity to new areas across North and West Africa and enable contingency services during fiber outages using a satellite-based solution.

The network is implemented by CETel, a German provider of global end-to-end communications solutions, in partnership with SES Networks, who will deliver C-band capacity on SES’s NSS-7 satellite. The new, highly-reliable and resilient network consists of several sites located in African countries, which are connected to the customer’s European backbone infrastructure via CETel’s teleport and managed Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Network.

Artistic impression of the SES NSS-7 satellite.

Simon Gatty Saunt, Head of EMEA Fixed Data Sales at SES Networks, said that CETel and SES Networks have been partnering on various projects in the EMEA region for more than a decade, providing services in Ku- and C-band and working again with CETel will deliver full end-to-end service for a European telco in Africa, bringing more highly-reliable satellite-based connectivity to the region.

Guido Neumann, Managing Director of CETel said that the network has been specifically designed to meet the firm's customers'  connectivity needs. This level of flexibility and reliability of service can only be achieved by using versatile satellite technology, and SES Networks is an undisputed leader in this field.