In the presence of French President Emmanuel Macron, Eutelsat Communications inked a multi-year, multi-Gbps wholesale capacity contract with a telecommunications company and Nigeria’s second-largest operator Globacom, which trades as Glo.
The agreement mentioned above will leverage the Eutelsat Konnect satellite to provide broadband service to customers living in the digital divide. Globacom will expand its coverage beyond the limits of its terrestrial infrastructure due to the contract. The company will utilise the service to deliver high-speed broadband via satellite to businesses and communities in Nigeria’s underserved and unconnected areas via satellite.
The Eutelsat Konnect satellite is a new-generation high-throughput satellite that provides unprecedented operating flexibility. It caters to direct-to-user consumer and enterprise broadband services. In addition, it offers an extensive selection of packages ranging from bite-sized pay-as-you-go vouchers to monthly and annual contracts.
Rodolphe Belmer, Eutelsat’s Chief Executive Officer, said of the agreement, “We are honoured to have been selected by Globacom, one of Africa’s leading telecommunications operators, to extend the reach of its services.” This deal demonstrates our powerful Eutelsat Konnect satellite’s unrivalled resources in meeting the high demand for connection in underserved regions throughout the African continent.
Dr Mike Adenuga Jr, Chairman of Globacom Limited, added, “We are delighted to add satellite services to our portfolio, leveraging the state-of-the-art Eutelsat Konnect satellite to extend connectivity to even the most remote areas of Nigeria, in line with our mission to build Africa’s biggest and best telecommunications network.” This technology will complement our Glo 1 submarine cable and vast fibre optic network.