SES and MADA team up to provide internet connectivity in South Sudan

16 Nov 2016

Satellite operator SES has announced a multi-year agreement with MADA to provide services to an ISP and mobile network operator (MNO) in South Sudan’s capital city, Juba. The contract between the two companies commenced on 28 October 2016 and involved MADA signing up for service on the SES-5 satellite. The service will be linked through SES Betzdorf teleport facilities, a tier 1 internet provider with a 115Mbps internet capacity. Chief Commercial Officer at SES, Ferdinand Kayser said: ‘This deal will enable end users to have internet connectivity, communicate across social media platforms and stay connected to the digital world, thus, bridging the digital divide. With this new deal, SES is able to bring internet connectivity to MADA’s customers where terrestrial infrastructure is currently non-existent.’

South Sudan, MADA, SES