Belgium Satellite Services increases capacity with Eutelsat to expand VSAT services in Africa, Middle East

Belgium Satellite Services (BSS), a leading satellite communications provider in the European and Asian market, has just signed a new long-term capacity contract with Eutelsat Communications to provide 46 MHz of C-band capacity on the EUTELSAT 10A satellite.

The company said that the new contract exhibits BSS’s effort to improve and develop its activity and services in Africa and the Middle East, preceding its recent acquisition of African and Middle East satellite-based data solutions provider, Intersat. The new capacity for the EUTELSAT 10A will enable Belgium Satellite Services to expand their VSAT services for client base exceeding 150 businesses, NGOs, government administrations built by INTERSAT in over 25 countries in Africa and the Middle East, and to develop new business. BSS will manage the networks with the use of its teleport in Lessive, Belgium and cutting-edge ground station equipped with the latest iDirect technology.

“We are happy to take our strong 10-year relationship with Eutelsat to the next level,” Belgium Satellite Services CEO Nitin Dhawan said in a company statement. “This is important for BSS as the acquisition of Intersat has significantly expanded the scope of our business. Thanks to the extensive C-band footprint on Eutelsat 10A satellite we can build a strong platform for service provision across the African continent and the Middle East. We are now positioned to strengthen our response to businesses and multinationals in demanding enterprise sectors, including the banking sector, that need secure and scalable networks. The new capacity enables us to consolidate our long-term positioning in this part of the world, boosting our international expansion.”

Meanwhile, Eutelsat’s CCO Jean-François Leprince-Ringuet added, “This new contract with BSSfurther anchors EUTELSAT 10Ain dynamic regions across Africa and the Middle East. We are delighted that itsperformance and coverage will enable BSS to accelerate its growth and that our longstanding partner has renewed its confidence in us with this new lease.“

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