This new service of SatADSL will allow ATM operators to deploy cash machines in small towns where terrestrial communication services are not available, unreliable or too expensive.
Luxembourg, March 8, 2013 – SES announced today that SatADSL, a Belgium-based satellite service operator and partner of SES Broadband Services, will present new solutions that supports the deployment of nation-wide ATM networks in Africa at the upcoming AITEC Banking and Mobile Money West Africa Conference to be held in Lagos from 13-14 of March.
This new service will allow ATM operators to deploy cash machines in small towns where terrestrial communication services are not available unreliable or too expensive;the service has been successfully demonstrated and used by several African banks that are planning large scale ATM deployments. SatADSL currently runs three pilot projects for ATM deployment with banks in Ghana, Cameroon and Zambia.
“We are delighted to co-operate with SatADSL and provide our satellite broadband service for the deployment of nation-wide ATM networks in Africa, which will help regional banks to expand in the region and satisfy customers wherever they are”, said Patrick Biewer, Managing Director of SES Broadband Services.
“Our satellite-based broadband service is an ideal solution for remote locations and will ensure secure and fast data transmission in Africa. As an economic enabler, connectivity is unrivalled, since for each 10% increase in access to broadband, it has been shown that a developing country will have a 1,38% increase in GDP. As populations across Africa grow, so too will demand for connectivity.”
SatADSL already successfully offers low-cost satellite networking solutions to more than one hundred money transfer offices of Express Union and EMI Transfert that are located in remote
areas, bringing those financial services closer to African citizens.