Cobbett Hill signs capacity agreement on AFRICASAT-1a

by Clayton Vallabhan | February 19th, 2015

AFRICASAT-1aMEASAT has signed an agreement with Cobbett Hill Earth Station (“Cobbett Hill”) for capacity on the AFRICASAT-1a satellite.

Under the terms of the agreement, Cobbett Hill will use the high-powered AFRICASAT-1a capacity to offer VSAT services to customers in Africa. The fast-growing company is currently ranked #4 on the World Teleport Association’s Fast Twenty Teleport 2014 rankings. It looks to continue growing its business in Africa in 2015.

“Cobbett Hill will be able to expand its African business with AFRICASAT-1a,” said Gavin Rose, Sales Director, Cobbett Hill. “The satellite’s pan-African coverage and high throughput allows us to grow our presence and reduce cost.”

“MEASAT is pleased that Cobbett Hill has dedicated teleport resources to AFRICASAT-1a in support of its growth in Africa,” said Raj Malik, Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing, MEASAT. “Cobbett Hill’s decision affirms that AFRICASAT-1a is on track to be the preferred satellite for service providers looking to expand their business into Africa.”

Cobbett Hill Earth station is the second UK teleport operator to offer services from AFRICASAT-1a. It joins a growing number of European teleport operators who are contracting capacity on the high-powered satellite.

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