Intelsat's Hybrid Solution Chooses SoftBank's Managed Network Services

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Intelsat's Hybrid Solution Chooses SoftBank's Managed Network Services

By Shankar Pandiath

A provider of satellite services Intelsat S.A., has recently signed a contractual agreement with SoftBank Mobile Corp for managed network services in Japan. Intelsat S.A. delivers entertainment and information to media companies, multinational corporations, governmental agencies and Internet service providers all across the globe.

“Among the options available for cellular backhaul networks in the region, Intelsat’s managed solution stood out for its outstanding reliability and service quality,” said Tetsuji Katayama, SoftBank Mobile general manager of Satellite Networks, in a statement. “Through this agreement, we are able to expand our service area and enhance our offerings to customers in the geographically dispersed southern islands of Japan.”

Terry Bleakley, Intelsat’s regional vice-president of Asia-Pacific Sales says, “Mobile service leaders such as SoftBank are increasingly seeking reliable network solutions across the Asia-Pacific region. Our satellite fleet and IntelsatOne infrastructure will enable SoftBank to seamlessly increase the reach of its mobile network with a highly scalable, enterprise-grade solution.”

SoftBank Mobile Corp. is a part of SoftBank Group and it deals with mobile communications business. It has now signed a multi-year, multi-transponder agreement that involves fully managed IntelsatOne terrestrial network and Intelsat 8’s capacity at 169 degrees east. To provide data backhaul services and cellular services to all its customers in southern islands of Japan SoftBank Mobile will be deploying Intelsat’s solutions. Intelsat is all set to provide local licensing support to SoftBank Mobile too for certain specific equipment, VSAT terminals and customized operations.

“Our satellite fleet and IntelsatOne infrastructure will enable SoftBank to seamlessly increase the reach of its mobile network with a highly scalable, enterprise-grade solution. Among the options available for cellular backhaul networks in the region, Intelsat’s managed solution stood out for its outstanding reliability and service quality,” said SoftBank Mobile General Manager of Satellite Networks Tetsuji Katayama. “Through this agreement, we are able to expand our service area and enhance our offerings to customers in the geographically dispersed southern islands of Japan.”

According to Terry Bleakley Intelsat’s Regional Vice President of Asia-Pacific Sales, reliable network solutions are being sought by mobile service leaders such as SoftBank across the Asia-pacific region. “Our satellite fleet and IntelsatOne infrastructure will enable SoftBank to seamlessly increase the reach of its mobile network with a highly scalable, enterprise-grade solution,” Terry added.




Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli

MSPToday Contributor

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