Cape Town, Paris, 16 November 2016 - GLOBAL Technologies, an international full service technology company has signed a multi-year contract with Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) for C-band capacity on the EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite in order to upgrade the mobile and Internet network of Mattel, a subsidiary of Tunisie Télécom and Mauritania’s leading mobile operator.
In order to deliver improved Internet access and service quality, particularly in areas isolated from terrestrial networks, Mattel is calling on the expertise of the GLOBAL Technologies Group to overhaul its VSAT network. The Group is driving this complex modernisation project in partnership with Eutelsat, from design phase to nationwide deployment of a state-of-the-art solution for Mattel.
Jean-Paul Steinitz, CEO of GLOBAL Technologies, said: “To support Mattel in its approach to foster widespread access to mobile and Internet services in Mauritania, we have teamed up with one of the leading satellite operators, Eutelsat, to leverage the prime capacity available on its EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite, which was launched last year.”
Michel Azibert, Eutelsat’s Chief Commercial and Development Officer, added: “This contract positions EUTELSAT 8 West B on the Mauritanian market for the first time.In the future, we would like to replicate the partnership model that has been set up with GLOBAL Technologies in Mauritania on other markets.”
How it works
Distributed across Mauritania, VSAT dishes measuring between 2.5 and 4.5 metres are used to connect mobile telephony and Internet base stations to the EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite, without any need for terrestrial networks.
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About GLOBAL TechnologiesGLOBAL Technologies is an acknowledged player on the high-technology market, specialised in the design, installation, operation and maintenance of critical technical infrastructure and systems. Leveraging its expertise and specific competence, GLOBAL Technologies deploys sophisticated equipment in inhospitable areas around the world. The Group works for companies and organisations in environments in which service continuity is key to the success of defence and telecommunications operations and of government and international bodies.
With its long-standing experience, dedicated teams and cutting-edge technical expertise, GLOBAL Technologies offers a comprehensive range of services to improve its clients’ capacities across the globe: Staffing & Consulting, Solutions IT & Telecom, Digital Security and SATCOM Solutions.
GLOBAL Technologies constantly reinforces its positions on the international markets, thus proving its ability to provide continuity and service quality regardless of the conditions. The Group currently operates in 30 countries through more than 200 projects. GLOBAL Technologies’ international teams include around 250 top-level specialists, so the Group can provide a genuine local service to all its clients.
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About Eutelsat Communications
Established in 1977, Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is one of the world's leading and most experienced operators of communications satellites. The company provides capacity on 38 satellites to clients that include broadcasters and broadcasting associations, pay-TV operators, video, data and Internet service providers, enterprises and government agencies.
Eutelsat’s satellites provide ubiquitous coverage of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas, enabling video, data, broadband and government communications to be established irrespective of a user’s location.
Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe, Eutelsat represents a workforce of 1,000 men and women from 37 countries who are experts in their fields and work with clients to deliver the highest quality of service.
For more about Eutelsat please visit www.eutelsat.com