11 November 2020
Spacecom has signed a multi-year contract with La Poste, the Senegalese Post Authority, which will see the former migrate La Poste from its current satellite provider to the AMOS-17 and will utilise the authority's existing VSAT equipment, assuring a quick and cost-effective process.
The communication will be via the AMOS-17’s Ku band beam and will connect La Poste’s VSAT sites to its HUB in Dakar.
Spacecom will be providing La Poste with over double its current capacity, which will not only serve its 200 remote post offices, but will provide the rural population access to Internet services for their own use. This vast increase in capacity is a huge leap forward, allowing La Poste to bridge the digital divide by providing additional services and applications to its rural customers throughout the country.
Spacecom’s AMOS-17 fully digital and advanced High Throughput Satellite (HTS) supports a variety of broadcast, broadband and data services from its 17˚E orbital slot. The satellite’s capabilities allow maximal service architecture flexibility and higher throughput at reduced operational costs.
“This long-term contract marks an important milestone for Spacecom as we set to further penetrate the Francophone region of Africa. We are pleased to have received La Poste’s confidence in Spacecom and look forward to partnering with La Poste to further improve rural connectivity throughout the rural areas of Senegal and providing the reliable cost-effective solutions," said Albert Khayat, Spacecom’s VP for western Africa.
Abdoulaye Balde, La Poste CEO, added: ”La Poste is always looking to improve the services it provides its customers and envisioned a journey towards bridging the digital divide across Senegal. In order to do so, we needed to upgrade our capacity and find a satellite and solutions provider to take this journey with. Spacecom proved to be the perfect company to partner with and we look forward to offering our employees and customers added-value and the highest level of internet services.”