Global satellite operator SES has disclosed that Sat ADSL, a Belgium-based satellite service operator and partner of SES Broadband Services, would present new solutions that support the deployment of nation-wide Automated Teller Machine (ATM) networks in Africa.
In September 2012, SES Broadband Services, a wholly-owned affiliate of SES, signed an agreement with Sat ADSL for the distribution of its broadband solution to businesses, banks, non-governmental organisations and governmental institutions in remote areas throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.
The new solutions 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, according to a statement released on Monday by SES.
It noted that SatADSL currently runs three pilot projects for ATM deployment with banks in Ghana, Cameroon and Zambi