SpeedCast signs backhaul deal with Roshan
SpeedCast has signed a deal with Roshan, Afghanistan's main telecoms provider, to upgrade its cellular backhaul network to support 3G services over satellite in Zabul province
SpeedCast International, a global satellite communications and
network service provider, has entered a multi-year service agreement with
Roshan, Afghanistan's main telecommunications provider, to upgrade its cellular
backhaul network to support 3G services over satellite in Zabul province,
southwestern Afghanistan. Roshan has more than 6.5 million active subscribers
across 287 districts and cities in all 34 provinces of Afghanistan.
upgraded network, operators like Roshan can provide new and better service
offerings to end users by providing reliable and scalable connectivity. Once customers
have access to better connectivity, it inevitably leads to a rapid increase in
bandwidth demand. The new backhaul network over satellite also allows operators
to explore and develop new business opportunities and revenue streams, such as
offering broadband and managed network solutions to banks, governments and home
users using VSAT”, said PJ Beylier, CEO of SpeedCast.
our first 3G backhaul service deployment in Afghanistan” Mr. Beylier commented.
“This win provides us a strong foothold in the growing cellular backhaul market
in the Middle East, as mobile operators and service providers are upgrading
their service capacity to meet the surging data adoption in both the enterprise
and consumer markets. SpeedCast sees cellular backhaul as an important growth
driver for us as telecommunication providers continue to expand coverage into
remote areas”, he said.