Rawafed Libya for Telecommunications & Technology Selects Eutelsat's KA-SAT to
Accelerate Wireless Internet Deployment in Libya
Rawafed Libya signs wholesale agreement with Eutelsat for KA-SAT capacity
PARIS and TRIPOLI, Libya, May 6, 2013
PARIS and TRIPOLI, Libya, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Rawafed Libya for Telecommunications & Technology, a leading Internet Service
Provider in Libya, has sealed a multi-year agreement with Eutelsat
Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) for capacity on the KA-SAT satellite to
support IP trunking services to its new wireless broadband network in Libya.
Rawafed Libya has concluded a wholesale agreement with Eutelsat enabling it to
use up to 1.6Gbit/s of capacity on two KA-SAT spotbeams that provide premium
reach of Tripoli, Benghazi and surrounding regions.
Rawafed Libya's use of KA-SAT will accelerate access to wireless broadband for
public agencies, enterprises and consumers in the more densely populated areas
of Libya. The company is deploying local Wifi hot spots that will be fed by
KA-SAT in areas where there is no terrestrial infrastructure for Internet
services. KA-SAT will also provide a back-up solution in areas where
Michel de Rosen, CEO of Eutelsat, said: "This new wholesale agreement with
RawafedLibyaunderscores the high flexibility of the KA-SAT infrastructure.
It enables our partner to design, manage and scale up its own network using
our proven platform,and presents a fast route to wireless broadband for users
in KA-SAT's Libyan service area. We are delighted to develop this new
relationship with RawafedLibya."
Taha Ellafi, CEO of Rawafed Libya, said: "We analysed a number of options for
connecting Wifi hot spotsin the area covered by KA-SAT's spotbeams.This
satelliteand the flexibility of Eutelsat's commercial and operational
proposals rapidly emerged as the best fit for our stringent requirements. We
are now equipped with a solution that enables us to immediately accelerate
wireless broadband deployment and we also have the long-term visibility we
need to grow our network and continue to develop our cooperation with Eutelsat
in our region."
About Eutelsat Communications (http://www.eutelsat.com)
Eutelsat Communications is the holding company of Eutelsat S.A. With capacity
commercialised on 30 satellites delivering reach of Europe, the Middle East,
Africa, Asia, significant parts of the Americas and the Asia-Pacific, Eutelsat
Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is one of the
world's leading satellite operators. As of 31 December 2012 Eutelsat's
satellites were broadcasting 4,500 television channels to over 200 million
cable and satellite homes in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Group's
satellites also provide a wide range of services for TV contribution,
corporate networks and fixed and mobile broadband markets.
Headquartered in Paris, Eutelsat and its subsidiaries employ over 780
commercial, technical and operational professionals from 30 countries.
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