BSS increases capacity in Africa and Middle East

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 18-01-2013

Belgium Satellite Services (BSS), a teleport and satellite communications provider in Europe and Asia, has signed a new long-term contract with Eutelsat for 46 MHz of C-band capacity on the Eutelsat 10A satellite.

BSS's ambitions to step up its activity in Africa and the Middle East follows its acquisition last month of Intersat, a satellite-based data solutions provider which has offices in Kenya and the United Arab Emirates.

The new capacity on Eutelsat 10A will allow BSS to expand VSAT services for the client base of more than 150 businesses, NGOs and government administrations built by Intersat in over 25 countries in Africa and the Middle East. It will also help develop new business.

Networks will be managed by BSS using its teleport in Lessive (Belgium) and ground station equipped with the latest iDirect technology.