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Vizada and Indigo bring the Isatphone Pro to customers in Kenya

by david.nunes

20 September 2010 – Vizada, the leading independent satellite communications provider, in partnership with Indigo Telecom launches the IsatPhone Pro in Kenya.

Vizada has partnered with Indigo Telecom to make the widely anticipated IsatPhone from Inmarsat available to customers based in Kenya and operating in other parts of East Africa; notably Sudan, Somalia, and other parts of southern Africa not covered by other satellite services.

IsatPhone Pro is the first global handheld solution offered by Inmarsat. The low Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the complete handset and accessory kit makes satellite handheld service significantly more affordable for users. The product offers global connectivity, Bluetooth-compatibility and the longest battery life on the market. It is ideal for government, media, NGO, oil and gas, mining and construction professionals working in challenging conditions and/or remote regions because of its ability to operate at extreme temperatures, ranging from -20°C to 55°C, and its inclusion of keyboard-sized buttons to accommodate gloved fingers. Inmarsat has confirmed that full terminal availability will occur a few weeks following commercial launch.

Indigo have stocks of the IsatPhone Pro and confirmed orders with organisations from the  Military, Media, Mining and energy sectors, all wishing to take advantage of the Isatphone Pro’s versatility.

“There has been a lot of anticipation in Kenya for this product, because of its unique features and user friendly handset, so we are delighted to be able to make it available to an eager market,” said  Roger Harfouch, Regional Manager, Vizada Middle East. “It’s exciting when you know people are literally queuing up to buy.”

The IsatPhone Pro is bundled with Vizada SolutionsTM to optimize the service with cost-effective tools for daily communication and administration needs. Examples include The Source, a web based online management tool that allow users to check and manage accounts and Vizada’s Universal Calling Card™, a prepaid service that allows users to pay for voice, internet, SMS and email with one card.

Indigo and Vizada are also working in partnership to provide BGAN services to customers operating in East Africa, allowing them to extend their connectivity beyond Kenya’s borders to remote areas. Combining the BGAN with a range of Vizada SolutionsTM allows customers to send emails, use the internet and perform videoconferencing.


For more information about the IsatPhone Pro or about Vizada Solutions visit http://www.vizada.com/Satellite/Products/On-Land/Inmarsat-Handheld/Benefits.

Vizada is an independent provider of global satellite communications services. The company, which was formed by the merger of Telenor Satellite Services and France Telecom Mobile Satellite Communications, offers mobile and fixed connectivity services from multiple satellite network operators through a network of 400 service provider partners. These services are packaged with Vizada Solutions™, designed to add business value to basic connectivity, and delivered through Vizada’s global teleport network – five state-of-the-art satellite facilities strategically positioned around the world. Vizada works with the broadest range of network providers in the industry, including: Inmarsat, Iridium, Thuraya, Eutelsat, Intelsat, Loral, New Skies, and SES Americom. Vizada’s 200,000 end users benefit from access to these satellite communications services wherever they are in the world. End users include: merchant shipping vessels, emergency response organizations, government and military units, global media companies, telecoms & internet service providers, and business, military and civil aviation. www.vizada.com

Indigo Telecom

Indigo Telecom Ltd is a satellite service provider with a global reach. It is a system integrator that designs and implements solutions using best of breed technology in a cost effective way.

We work with our customers to find the best solutions for them. We task ourselves in ensuring no challenge is too hard which enables us to tackle all industry sectors, finding the right solution for you.

We continuously strive to be the global provider of choice, and as technology is constantly evolving, our promise to you is to regularly invest in providing our clients with the best satellite technology solutions on the market

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