UltiSat, a global provider of turnkey communication solutions, has signed a multi-year contract with Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) for capacity on the satellite EUTELSAT 5 West A. Taking advantage of the satellite’s C-band coverage of Africa, it will be used to provide nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) with managed satellite network solutions.

Leveraging its teleport in Denmark and secure network operations centre in Maryland, UltiSat will provide data and voice services between remote sites and its customers’ headquarters and data centres. Service can also be scaled up to support on-demand videoconferencing and other surge services as required.

“Few organisations find themselves in more remote or hostile environments than nongovernmental organisations. Their missions often require a presence in places devoid of terrestrial and even wireless infrastructure, making satellites a core component of their relief effort”,
said Moe Abutaleb, President and CEO of UltiSat. “The features and power of EUTELSAT 5 West A, combined with our range of applications will enable our NGO customers to achieve their diverse missions and frequently unpredictable and dynamic requirements.”

Jean-François Leprince-Ringuet, Eutelsat’s Chief Commercial Officer added: “UltiSat places a premium on excellent customer care and high-quality. We are delighted that EUTELSAT 5 West A has met their stringent requirements and will be serving this critical profile of satellite user.”