MEASAT and Signalhorn sign capacity agreement

by Staff Reporter | November 9th, 2014

MEASAT has announced an agreement with Signalhorn Trusted Networks GmbH for capacity on the AFRICASAT-1a satellite.

Under the terms of agreement, Signalhorn will consolidate existing services from several satellites to AFRICASAT-1a in support of their growing presence for the distribution of VSAT services across the African region.

Signalhorn is a privately held company which provides highly secured and customized communication solutions using satellite, terrestrial and wireless connectivity from its technical centers in Backnang, Germany and Leuk, Switzerland. The company’s customers include a wide range of government agencies, energy firms, retail and banking networks and other private enterprises worldwide.

“AFRICASAT-1a has an excellent high-powered footprint across Africa with connectivity into Europe that is vital to Signalhorn’s growth,” said Matthias Riede, Chief Technology Officer, Signalhorn. “We have a very prestigious client base and AFRICASAT-1a enables us to maintain our high level of service via this powerful satellite.”

“We are delighted to welcome Signalhorn onboard AFRICASAT-1a,” said Raj Malik, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, MEASAT. “The agreement with Signalhorn strengthens MEASAT’s business position as the provider of core communication services for the African region.”

AFRICASAT-1a’s high powered C-band beam will enable Signalhorn to provide VSAT communication to its customers via high-speed, reliable and secure satellite links. In addition, AFRICASAT-1a will facilitate cost-effective operations in Signalhorn’s global network.

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