Telemedia partners with ABS for Earth station and teleport services
(1 February 2021 - Telemedia) Telemedia, a leading broadcasting and teleport service provider in South Africa has partnered with ABS, a global satellite operator, to provide teleport services for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.
Under this agreement, the companies are forming a strong alliance with ABS gaining a full suite of telecom services provided by Telemedia at its Johannesburg teleport. Its diverse facility provides seamless integration of satellite ground station and teleport services.
“Our collaboration with Telemedia reinforces and strengthens our presence in the MEA and provides an extension to our global connectivity network. Telemedia was chosen to provide teleport fiber connectivity, data center hosting and satellite uplink capabilities,” said Ron Busch, ABS’ EVP Engineering and Operations. “Its infrastructure offering with a solid track record, excellent customer support and can-do attitude during the Covid-19 pandemic shows its commitment to excellent customer service.”
Steve Bretherick, CEO of Telemedia said, “This partnership with ABS invigorates Telemedia’s ground infrastructure potential and its global coverage enables us to further expand our broadcast and satellite connectivity services in the MEA. The technical teams on both sides are working closely to leverage expertise to establish technical ground support within the region.”
ABS is a global satellite operator and offers a complete range of tailored solutions including broadcasting, data and telecommunication services to broadcasters, service providers, enterprises and government organizations.
ABS operates a fleet of satellites; ABS-2, ABS-2A, ABS-3A ABS-4/Mobisat-1 and ABS-6. The satellite fleet covers over 93% of the world’s population across the Americas, Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, CIS and Russia.Headquartered in Bermuda, ABS has offices in the United States, UAE, South Africa and Asia. ABS is owned by Permira, a European Private Equity firm.
Telemedia is the leading teleport service and broadcasting provider in South Africa.
Telemedia has evolved into a broad-based media facility providing a sophisticated and versatile product range.
Their strategy to invest in infrastructure ensures that they have state-of-the-art equipment including but not limited to satellite transmission, radio and television signal distribution, microwave and SNG services, and studio production services.