Intelsat and DETASAD to enhance connectivity in Saudi Arabia

Intelsat and DETASAD will deliver high levels of broadband connectivity for its enterprise customers

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Intelsat and DETASAD to enhance connectivity in Saudi Arabia Intelsat and DETASAD will enhance broadband connectivity to corporate networks in Saudi Arabia (ITP Images)
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  March 8, 2016

Satellite provider Intelsat has revealed that Detecon Al Saudia (DETASAD) has renewed its contract for Ku-band satellite services to deliver 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 via Intelsat 15 at 85º East and Intelsat 20 at 68.5º East to guarantee access to the highest levels of broadband connectivity for its enterprise customers.

DETASAD incorporates Intelsat's satellite services into the largest financial transaction networks in the region, supporting ATMs located throughout Saudi Arabia, among other applications where high reliability and security are critical to success.

"We partnered with Intelsat to complement our existing telecom infrastructure as Intelsat's satellite solutions have a strong track record of seamlessly and securely connecting broadband networks across a vast area," said Adel Al Gidawi, CFO at DETASAD. "Intelsat and DETASAD have been in the VSAT business together since 2003. Throughout our relationship, Intelsat has proven to be a strategic and trusted partner that has helped us meet the high standards of our customers across multiple sectors. 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."

Jean-Philippe Gillet, Intelsat's vice president of Europe, Middle East and Africa added: "We understand that DETASAD's customers are diverse in nature and as such, have unique requirements. The breadth and depth of Intelsat's globalized network enable us to tailor our services to meet the broadband requirements for companies and communities across sectors. 

"With the demand for broadband connectivity only increasing in the Middle East, we look forward to working with DETASAD to deliver high quality, reliable and secure internet and broadband connectivity to corporate enterprises and customers across the banking, oil and gas and government sectors."

Along with powering Saudi Arabia's ATM networks, DETASAD also serves corporate networks that are used by small and medium enterprises, maritime operators, oil and gas companies, government agencies, and Internet Service Providers to help power the country's economy and deliver services to urban and remote areas.

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