Zinox Technologies and Spacecom, together with Intertel—its local partner in Nigeria, have signed a multi-year contract to enable internet connectivity and e-learning solutions for schools in Nigeria.
Through this contract, Zinox leverages the Spacecom C-Band high throughput satellite (HTS) capacity of its AMOS-17 satellite, covering all of Nigeria with one single beam rather than using multiple smaller beams, unlike other HTS satellites. AMOS-17 is one of the satellites Spacecom operates. It was launched in August 2019, and its coverage areas are 49 African countries, the Middle East and Europe,
Spacecom said using these advanced technologies advantages enables significant economic benefits and flexibilities such as lower capital expenses, cost-effective operating expenses, and materialising advantage all the way to the end customer over an excellent coverage of communities.
“Quality communication and e-Learning solutions are important at all times and especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to Spacecom and the AMOS-17 unique capabilities and cost-effective solution, Zinox was able to gain significant advantages and high performance. We are excited to provide more reliable service to Nigerian schools”, Abolade Kazeem, Head of Technical Operations at Zinox, said.
“Using our network and learning equipment together with excellent satellite-based communication services via Spacecom, kids all over Nigeria will have access to quality education. With [the] foregoing, Zinox has entered a niche club of premium ISPs [internet service providers] in Nigeria, where only two ISPs currently operate, thus setting the pace for others to follow. The upgrade has now positioned Zinox to provide better services and execute numerous project sites across the federation.
With the transformation, Zinox is now able to offer Ku-band and C-band services to its customers at a significant competitive advantage and high speed while maintaining her current single Hub”.
The Managing Director/CEO of Intertel Nigeria Limited, Abdlrazaq Shittu, said Intertel is excited to partner with Spacecom to provide Zinox HTS connectivity in the Nigerian broadband space. “Zinox’s IP connectivity to its customers over AMOS-17 allows delivery of premium solutions but cost-effectively that seamlessly bridges digital divides”, he said.
Guy Avrahami, VP Sales Nigeria at Spacecom, said: “Spacecom is happy to provide solutions that cost-effectively bring value to the Nigerian people. The partnership with Zinox entails important and inspiring opportunities to the most remote places in Nigeria. Connecting the unconnected, from semi-urban to the most rural areas in Africa, is a major pillar in Spacecom’s plans going forward. We look forward to continuing the cooperation with Zinox as part of this mission we wish to achieve in Nigeria, and we have more plans ahead”.
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