Eutelsat Communications and Intersat have committed to providing hundreds of megabits per second (Mbps) to address the connectivity demands of Gambia, Guinea Bissau, and Senegal through a multi-annual capacity agreement.
Intersat will employ the coverage and reach of Eutelsat Konnect under the terms of the agreement to provide comprehensive internet service to customers in underserved areas outside the limitations of terrestrial infrastructure, which represents the total available capacity over these countries.
Since its launch in 2020, Eutelsat Konnect has expanded its market across Africa. In May 2021, Facebook selected the company to provide broadband connectivity via WiFi in several African countries, including Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Madagascar, South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
“Intersat’s goal is to be at the forefront of technology by investing in ultra-modern services that make our commercial offering even richer and faster,” said Aminata Sanyang, general manager of Intersat. We are excited to add Eutelsat’s most advanced inbound resources to our range of solutions to provide our customers with more powerful, fast, and high-quality internet services.”
“We are thrilled to sign this long-term deal with Intersat that will enable high-value-added connection services for communities, businesses, and individuals facing the digital divide,” Nicholas Baravalle, Eutelsat’s regional director for Sub-Saharan Africa, said. This agreement highlights the critical requirements of Africa, as well as the unbalanced benefits of the Eutelsat Konnect satellite, which will allow them to be fully met. In addition, the importance of Eutelsat’s multi-channel distribution strategy is further highlighted by this contract.”