Intelsat and Detasad Enhance Broadband Connectivity in Saudi Arabia

Detecon Al Saudia has renewed and expanded its contract with Intelsat S.A. for Ku-band satellite services.

The agreement delivers broadband and internet connectivity to corporate networks operating in and outside of Saudi Arabia. Under the multi-year contract, Detasad will leverage Ku-band services to guarantee access to the highest levels of broadband connectivity for its enterprise customers, incorporating Intelsat’s satellite services into the largest financial transaction networks in the region.

Adel Al Gidawi, CFO, Detecon Al Saudia, said: “As the demands placed on us by broadband users in Saudi Arabia continue to grow, extending our relationship with Intelsat will provide us with the bandwidth necessary to extend our network, grow our business and, most importantly, support the needs of communities and businesses located throughout the region.”

Along with powering Saudi Arabia’s ATM networks, Detasad serves a wide range of corporate networks that are used by small and medium enterprises, maritime operators, oil and gas companies, government agencies, and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to help power the country’s economy and deliver services to urban and remote areas.

“We understand that Detasad’s customers are diverse in nature and as such, have unique requirements,” said Jean-Philippe Gillet, Intelsat’s Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa. “The breadth and depth of Intelsat’s globalised network enable us to tailor our services to meet the broadband requirements for companies and communities across sectors.”

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