Intelsat announces an expanding relationship with Orange to provide cellular link services in French Guiana that will provide universal services and increase access to telecommunications and advanced connectivity solutions for Orange customers. By integrating Intelsat cell bond and support services in its network planning strategy, Orange will be able to extend mobile broadband coverage and connect more subscribers to Kaw, Camopi, Grand-Sancti, Papaichton and Maripasoula, ensuring consistent connectivity with reliable service and great user experience.
“Thanks to our partnership, Orange will take advantage of our network dimensioning and design services to build a coherent and sustainable business model. noted Key Account Director Intelsat Europe Pablo Catapodis. “We have proven once again that we understand backhaul applications and can support Orange’s strategy in Guyana with our state-of-the-art services.
Orange will take advantage of the capabilities of the Intelsat 10-02 (IS-10-02) satellite to upgrade and expand its existing 2G network and provide reliable 3G / 4G services in French Guiana, including to some of the most remote and rural areas of the territory. IS-10-02 had its extended service life earlier this year after successfully docking with Northrop Grumman’s Mission Extension Vehicle-2 (MEV-2).
“We are proud to expand and upgrade our mobile coverage in rural areas with a flexible and cost-effective solution to deliver a best-in-class customer experience. “ noted Boris Fayolle, Project Manager, Strategy and Network Development at Orange. “The Intelsat and Orange collaboration has been a key element throughout the process to ensure our overall success. ”