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CETel serves increasing demand in North Africa

(6 May 2019 - CETel) German-based global communications solutions provider CETel, commenced delivering high quality connectivity services into a region that again shows firm growth in demand for communications solutions.

The land-locked areas of Chad and South of Libya have little to no sufficient terrestrial connectivity and require stable, reliable and efficient solutions for their data and voice transmissions. Intelsat EPIC 37e, the fifth next-generation HTS (high throughput satellite) of Intelsat, positioned at orbital slot 18° West, lights up this region with a powerful Ku-band spotbeam that CETel utilizes to serve their customers from various market verticals.

“Especially our global operating oil & gas customers rely on our high-quality service solutions, that allow them to maintain operations even in harsh geographic and socio-economic environments. At the same time, communications can be utilized to have a positive impact on the local community and therewith our solutions often also play an integral role in our customer’s CSR-policies” explains Guido Neumann, CEO of CETel “The powerful HTS capacity of Intelsat EPIC 37e is our favorable choice for this region and we are happy to add this service into our broad portfolio.”

CETel plans to migrate and activate initially 200 VSAT-sites into this new established network within the next six months. The services being delivered, includes a hub-based solution, therewith leveraging low investment costs at the remote sites. The powerful coverage helps to design cost-effective network solutions with low-cost terminals for this region. As of today, CETel operates and manages more than 500 MHz on various satellites, as well as several O3b/MEO sites, delivering connectivity into more than 50 countries world-wide.

About CETel

CETel is a leading independent German provider of global satellite, fiber and wireless enabled communications solutions. CETel offers fixed and mobile satellite services to various vertical markets. Customers take advantage of fully managed services designed to individual requirements, operated from CETel’s teleport near Cologne, Germany. Strategic partnerships with leading satellite operators and equipment manufacturers allow for tailored solutions in a timely and cost-efficient manner. CETel received the Service Provider of the Year Award by VSAT Global in 2017 and is Tier 3 fully certified by the World Teleport Association since 2018.