Zinox is now able to offer Ku-band and C-band services at a significant competitive advantage and at high speed while maintaining its current single Hub.
Israeli satellite operator Spacecom has signed a multi-year contract to enable internet connectivity and e-learning solutions for schools in Nigeria together with a local partner Intertel, and in partnership with Zinox, a Nigerian internet and e-Learning service provider.
Spacecom said its AMOS-17 digital and C-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) capabilities will enable satellite efficiencies covering all of Nigeria with one single beam. Spacecom believes this compares favourably to using multiple smaller beams as common with other high throughput satellites covering the region. As a result, Spacecom can offer significant economic benefits and flexibilities, such as lower CapEx as well as cost-effective ongoing OpEx, materialising advantage all the way to the end customer over an excellent coverage of communities.
Speaking about the agreement, Abolade Kazeem, Head of Technical Operations at Zinox, said: Quality communication and e-learning solutions are important at all times and especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to Spacecom and the AMOS-17 unique capabilities and cost-effective solution, Zinox was able to gain significant advantages and high performance. We are excited to provide more reliable service to Nigerian schools.
Using our network and learning equipment together with excellent satellite-based communication services via Spacecom, kids all over Nigeria will have access to quality education. With [the] foregoing, Zinox has entered a niche club of premium ISPs [internet service providers] in Nigeria, where only two ISPs currently operate, thus setting the pace for others to follow. The upgrade has now positioned Zinox to provide better services and execute numerous project sites across the federation.
With the transformation, Zinox is now able to offer Ku-band and C-band services to its customers at a significant competitive advantage and high speed while maintaining her current single Hub.
The Managing Director/CEO of Intertel Nigeria Limited, Abdlrazaq Shittu, added: Intertel is excited to partner with Spacecom to provide Zinox HTS connectivity in the Nigerian broadband space. Zinoxs IP connectivity to its customers over AMOS-17 allows delivery of premium solutions but cost-effectively that seamlessly bridges digital divides.
Guy Avrahami, VP Sales Nigeria at Spacecom, said: Spacecom is happy to provide solutions that cost-effectively bring value to the Nigerian people. The partnership with Zinox entails important and inspiring opportunities to the most remote places in Nigeria. Connecting the unconnected, from semi-urban to the most rural areas in Africa, is a major pillar in Spacecoms plans going forward. We look forward to continuing the cooperation with Zinox as part of this mission we wish to achieve in Nigeria, and we have more plans ahead.