TDM taps Intelsat for satellite broadband

16 Sep 2015

Mozambique’s state-backed fixed and mobile operator Telecomunicacoes de Mocambique (TDM) has inked an agreement with satellite communications provider Intelsat to deliver broadband connectivity to corporate networks and provide cellular backhaul services to support residents in remote areas of the country. Under the multi-year deal, TDM will use C-band capacity on the Intelsat 902 platform to provide dual band connectivity for its own transport network and use with local cellular operators. The satellite operator says the C-band is particularly suited to areas such as Mozambique which experience adverse weather and heavy rainfall.

Zainadin Dalsuco, Chief Executive Officer of TDM, commented: ‘Our customers expect and deserve fast, reliable and continuous broadband connectivity regardless of location or weather. By partnering with Intelsat, we can quickly scale our existing network to meet the increasing broadband demands in the remote areas of Mozambique and ensure that our network infrastructure is robust enough to retain and, as needed, quickly restore service to local cellular operators and their customers throughout the country.’