Services include MPLS cloud circuits to regional banks and broadband connectivity in 32 countries
GERMANTOWN, MD, April 2, 2013
― Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband
satellite solutions and a leading provider of managed network services,
today announced that it was awarded a contract by the African
Development Bank (AfDB), with headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire and
operating from its Temporary Relocation Agency in Tunis, Tunisia, to
expand managed satellite services for the AfDB and also to provide MPLS
connectivity in the region.
AfDB has been a Hughes managed
services customer since 2008, employing a primary communications network
of broadband satellite terminals installed in 32 AfDB field offices
throughout Africa. The expansion contract calls for Hughes to provide
MPLS circuits at four AfDB sites, with backhaul (STM1) services to
Tunisian headquarters from a teleport in Germany. Major applications
include SAP, VoIP, video conferencing and high-speed Internet access.
has been a valued managed services provider to AfDB for many years,"
said David Wu, Director, at AfDB. "Their superior pro-active monitoring
and field services have earned my trust. My team can call on one trusted
source which allows them to focus on our core competency -- banking IT.
We count on the continued support of Hughes and plan to integrate
Hughes into our portfolio of telecommunications service providers we
present to our clients."
Kamran Givpoor, vice president of
Global Managed Services at Hughes, said, "We are proud to have earned
AfDB's trust and to be chosen as a valued partner in meeting their
entire wide area network needs."
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