Sure South Atlantic selects Intelsat to connect three British island territories
FEBRUARY 28, 2023
Intelsat and Sure South Atlantic have signed an expanded agreement to enable Sure to improve the capability and reliability of communications for residents of the Falkland Islands, Saint Helena and Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean.
As the sole licensee providing communication services to the British Overseas Territories, Sure is leveraging Intelsat’s AgileCore UX service to expand and deliver improved 4G connectivity, enterprise broadband, quality internet, public Wi-Fi, and streaming video for all residents, in addition to supporting connectivity for military and government operations. Intelsat’s AgileCore UX is a high-speed trunking solution integrated with managed application optimization to deliver a superior experience to end users.
Additionally, Intelsat’s service in the Falkland Islands provides the capability to combine capacity from both Intelsat GEO satellites and OneWeb LEO satellites, allowing Sure to deliver added levels of network resiliency and performance based on user demand and application requirements.
“Sure is entrusted to provide customers on these remote islands top-quality connectivity that is always available,” said Rhys Morgan, Intelsat’s vice president and general manager, EMEA Media and Networks Sales. “With the managed optimization and multi-orbit features of our AgileCore UX service, Intelsat is delivering an even stronger foundation for Sure to provide user-optimized solutions that are tailored specifically to meet its business and customer needs.”
“We continually seek to improve the quality of the communications we provide,” said Justin McPhee, chief executive of Sure Falkland Islands. “The efficiency and scale of Intelsat’s network provides us with the best means to serve these multiple customer sets separated by vast distances. The addition of a multi-orbit solution will help us meet our customers’ exacting requirements and enable users to become efficient in their jobs and stay in touch with the rest of the world.”
Carole Plessy, VP, Maritime and Europe at OneWeb, added, “We are excited to support connectivity for some of the most remote communities on the planet through our partnership with Intelsat. Providing connectivity is about empowering a sustainable economy and enabling residents of underserved communities to finally connect to the world with high-quality internet.”