Central African Republic’s second largest mobile network operator (MNO) by subscribers, Orange Centrafrique, has partnered with satellite provider SES Networks with a view to delivering faster and better quality 3G services to its customers. Under the agreement between the two companies, SES Networks will use its Medium Earth Orbit fleet and ground infrastructure to deliver an ‘IP Transit’ solution for Orange, with the latter’s CEO Corinne Loze saying of the plans: ‘A satellite-based solution is ideal for a country like Central African Republic, with its challenging terrain and lack of terrestrial infrastructure, resulting in low internet penetration. This new solution offers instant reach and better speed, allowing access to the very best of enterprise applications and a seamless user experience for all customers.’
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