Divona selects Eutelsat for network consolidation

by Staff Reporter | July 27th, 2014

Divona, the Algerian VSAT operator providing telecom services in Algeria and the Middle East, announced that it has selected Eutelsat Communications to consolidate its network connectivity offer to mobile telecom operators and enterprises.

Divona has signed a multi-year contract with Eutelsat for a 72 MHz transponder on the EUTELSAT 21B satellite that delivers optimum coverage of the regions where it concentrates its operations, notably Algeria and Southern Europe.

This establishes Eutelsat as a key provider of satellite capacity to Divona in a market where it has built multiple partnerships with telecom and broadcast players accelerating the deployment of digital infrastructure. This latest contract brings the total number of transponders leased by Eutelsat to Algerian clients, up to nine.

Karim Cherfaoui, CEO of Divona, stated: “This first contract signed with Eutelsat underpins Divona’s strategy to provide network continuity for national and international players operating in fields where we have recognised expertise including mobile telecoms, oil exploration and production as well as industrial integration.”

Michel Azibert, Eutelsat’s Deputy CEO and Chief Commercial and Development Officer, added: “Divona’s selection of EUTELSAT 21B highlights our premium coverage of Africa’s largest country. The steady expansion of our activities in Algeria reflects our ambition to support the business of telecom operators who are at the forefront of the transition to digital across the entire country.”

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