SpeedCast to provide the Government of Afghanistan with secured and efficient connectivity
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 9, 2016 - SpeedCast International Limited (ASX: SDA), a leading global satellite communications and network service provider, today announced that it has been appointed by NEDA Telecommunications (“NEDA”), the first licensed Internet Service Provider in Afghanistan, to build a satellite connected secured private network for one of the ministry offices of the Government of Afghanistan (“End User”).
Under this multi-year service agreement, SpeedCast will build a new satellite-based private network with over 50 sites to deliver required connectivity and service levels to the End User. The new private network aims to provide reliable and secured connection that allows improved efficiency and productivity by extending connection coverage for the End User.
“We are happy to work with SpeedCast,” said Ahmad Ihsan, CEO of NEDA Communications. “SpeedCast has been our main backbone network provider for the past few years. Their experience with the Afghanistan market and their expertise in satellite communications is instrumental to our success. This new network will open the door to a new market opportunity for us.”
“SpeedCast has been serving the service providers and the private sectors in Afghanistan over the last decade, by providing connectivity and value added services to the region,” commented Pierre Jean Beylier, CEO of SpeedCast. “We are excited to work with NEDA, a truly pioneering service provider in Afghanistan and it is our pleasure to work with the NEDA team who are dedicated to bring in new technology to connect Afghanistan to the rest of the world.”
“We are happy to witness the success of NEDA and support their growth, by providing our expertise and bringing in the latest technology to the region. We will continue to work hand in hand with NEDA to expand our footprints in the market and connect users in the region to the rest of the world,” added Mr. Beylier.