Johannesburg, 16 November 2017 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) customer United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) recently won the Changing Lives Award at the AfricaCom 2017 awards ceremony held 8 November 2017.
The awards celebrate the achievements of the best companies, solutions, products and personalities improving connectivity and driving Africa through the fourth industrial revolution.
The award recognizes the work by UNHCR and Intelsat to deploy connectivity for refugee centers in host communities. UNHCR aims to ensure refugees have access to available, affordable and viable mobile and internet connectivity in order to use it for protection, communication, education, health care, self-reliance, community empowerment and other durable solutions. The satellite-based solution, delivered by Intelsat, provides WiFi via simple, solar-powered, low-maintenance equipment which delivers quality internet browsing/WiFi through a VSAT link.
UNHCR, is a global organisation dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.
Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) operates the world’s first Globalized Network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. Intelsat’s Globalized Network combines the world’s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure, managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network services. Thousands of organizations serving billions of people worldwide rely on Intelsat to provide ubiquitous broadband connectivity, multi-format video broadcasting, secure satellite communications and seamless mobility services. The end result is an entirely new world, one that allows us to envision the impossible, connect without boundaries and transform the ways in which we live. For more information, visit www.intelsat.com.