L-band data connectivity to provide social, economic and mobility benefits in remote areas
25 January 2017 – Independent global satellite communications provider NSSLGlobal has partnered with specialist Nigerian ISP and System Integrator Coollink (part of Steam Broadcasting and Communications, Ltd) to bring reliable L-Band coverage to remote areas of Nigeria where mobile services are non-existent or erratic. By working with, training and investing in local agents such as Coollink, NSSLGlobal is stimulating local technology development and business opportunities in sectors such as Government, Media, Finance, Mining, Oil & Gas and eHealth.
“Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy, with enormous global potential. It is essential, in supporting such a fast-growing economy, that businesses in all areas have the right infrastructure to support their ICT needs and the local population has the means to access online services such as health and banking,” commented Steve Tunks, Head of Sales and Business Development – Africa, NSSLGlobal. “Our robust solutions and services can help to address the challenge of delivering communications to remote and under-serviced areas.”
“Finding the right strategic partner, with proven technology prowess and local scale, is not always an easy task. However, Coollink demonstrates these properties in abundance. We look forward to combining our resources and expertise to help the development of the ICT sector in Nigeria to create opportunities for local people and businesses.”
Nadim Chidiac at Coollink added: “Satellite remains the only viable means of providing universal internet access beyond the reach of terrestrial communications in emerging markets like Nigeria. NSSLGlobal’s best-of-breed technology, 24/7 support and commitment to knowledge transfer makes it the perfect partner for Coollink and a compelling connectivity solution for Nigerian businesses.”
From its regional office in Cape Town, South Africa, NSSLGlobal brings together the best-in-class satellite solutions from key market providers such as Inmarsat, Iridium and Thuraya, offering options across L-, C, and Ka-Band networks. The company also has a wholly-owned and fully operational VSAT network, including six teleports, 23 beams and 15 satellites covering 95% of the earth’s surface, and with specialist services for land, sea and air based applications.