Eutelsat, Intersat agree connectivity deal
Eutelsat Communications and UAE-based African internet company Intersat have signed a multi-year deal to offer connectivity in Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Senegal.
Intersat will use the coverage and reach of Eutelsat’s internet satellite Konnect to provide a service to customers outside the limits of terrestrial infrastructure.
Since Eutelsat Konnect’s full entry into service a year ago, the satellite has enjoyed significant commercial momentum with wholesale and distribution agreements in many of the continent’s most populous countries.
Aminata Sanyang, MD of Intersat, said: “At Intersat, we strive to stay at the cutting edge of technology by investing in state-of-the art services that make our customer offer better and faster. We are pleased to integrate Eutelsat’s in-orbit assets into our suite of solutions to further roll out our offer of robust, high-quality, high-speed internet to an ever-growing number of Africans.”
Nicolas Baravalle, Eutelsat’s regional VP for sub-Saharan Africa, added: “We are delighted to sign this long-term agreement with Intersat to bring high-quality, reliable connectivity to institutions, businesses and consumers currently in the digital divide. It reflects the significant demand on the African continent. This contract also highlights the pertinence of Eutelsat’s multi-channel distribution strategy.”