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Telemedia, broadcasting and teleport service provider in South Africa has partnered with ABS, a global satellite operator, to provide teleport services for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.

The deal will allow ABS to gain a full suite of telecom services provided by Telemedia at its Johannesburg teleport. Its diverse facility provides seamless integration of satellite ground station and teleport services.

Commenting on the partnership, Ron Busch, ABS’ EVP Engineering and Operations said, “Our collaboration with Telemedia reinforces and strengthens our presence in the MEA and provides an extension to our global connectivity network.  Telemedia was chosen to provide teleport fibre connectivity, data centre hosting and satellite uplink capabilities. Its infrastructure offering with a solid track record, excellent customer support and can-do attitude during the Covid-19 pandemic shows its commitment to excellent customer service.”

Meanwhile, Steve Bretherick, CEO of Telemedia said, “This partnership with ABS invigorates Telemedia’s ground infrastructure potential and its global coverage enables us to further expand our broadcast and satellite connectivity services in the MEA. The technical teams on both sides are working closely to leverage expertise to establish technical ground support within the region.”

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