Intersat selects Eutelsat for Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Senegal connectivity

Intersat selects Eutelsat for Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Senegal connectivity

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Eutelsat Communications (Eutelsat) and Intersat have signed a multi-year deal to provide internet connectivity in Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Senegal.

Eutelsat's collaboration with Intersat, a provider of African Internet solutions, represents several hundred megabytes per second to address the connectivity needs of enterprises, institutions and individuals in the aforementioned countries.

“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," said Aminata Sanyang, managing director of Intersat.

"We are pleased to integrate Eutelsat’s state of the art 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.”

Under the terms of the agreement, which represents the total available capacity over these countries, Intersat will use the coverage and reach of EUTELSAT KONNECT to provide a robust Internet service to customers in underserved areas, located beyond the limits of terrestrial infrastructure.

“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," said Nicolas Baravalle, regional vice president of sub-saharan Africa at Eutelsat.

"It reflects the significant demand on the African continent, and the unparalleled assets of the EUTELSAT KONNECT satellite in enabling it to be efficiently met. This contract also highlights the pertinence of Eutelsat’s multi-channel distribution strategy.”

EUTELSAT KONNECT is a next-gen high throughput satellite offering improved operational flexibility and delivering significant resources for broadband services across Africa. Since its launch in 2021, the satellite has been well received by the market with wholesale and distribution agreements in across the contient.

This includes a service agreement for packaged services with Vodacom Tanzania in December 2021, in September Eutelsat and Paratus signed a multi-year distribution agreement in South Africa, and in May Meta (Facebook) selected Eutelsat to offer broadband connectivity via Wifi in 12 African countries (Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe).

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