Eutelsat’s Konnect Africa selected by Globacom to bring satellite broadband to underserved areas of Nigeria
Press release from: EUTELSAT
Posted: Tuesday October 5 2021
Paris, October 05, 2021 – In the presence of French President Emmanuel Macron, Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) and Globacom signed at the Elysée in Paris, a multi-year and multi-Gbps wholesale capacity contract, allowing Globacom to ” extend its coverage beyond the reach of its terrestrial infrastructure, by relying on the EUTELSAT KONNECT satellite. The service will be used to provide high-speed satellite broadband to businesses and communities in unconnected and underserved areas across Nigeria.
Globacom, which operates as Glo, is a multinational telecommunications company and Nigeria’s second-largest operator, with a market share of around 28% and over 51 million subscribers.
In service since early 2021, EUTELSAT KONNECT is a new generation Broadband Satellite offering unprecedented operational flexibility. Providing significant resources for broadband services with near-complete coverage of sub-Saharan Africa, it caters to direct broadband services to consumer and business users, with a full range of packages ranging from pay-as-you-go coupons. you go ”to the monthly payment. and annual contracts.
Commenting on this agreement, Rodolphe Belmer, CEO of Eutelsat, said: “We are honored to have been selected by Globacom, one of the leading telecommunications operators in Africa’s most populous market, to extend the reach of its services. This agreement illustrates the unmatched resources of our powerful EUTELSAT KONNECT satellite to meet the high demand for connectivity in underserved regions of the African continent.
Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr., President 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 even to the most remote areas of Nigeria. , in line with our mission to build Africa’s largest and best telecommunications network. The infrastructure will complement our Glo 1 submarine cable and our extensive fiber optic network across the country. “
ABOUT GLOBACOM Globacom is the leading provider of digital solutions in West Africa. The company started operations in 2003 as Nigeria’s national telecommunications operator. It currently has over 51 million subscribers and is credited with helping phone penetration in Nigeria by lowering the cost of voice and data services. It also leads broadband penetration with its nationwide fiber optic cable and 4G LTE network.
Under the leadership of its Founder and Chairman, Dr Mike Adenuga, Jr. (GCON), Globacom is today the largest provider of integrated technology services in Nigeria, serving businesses, SMEs, mid-sized enterprises, public sector organizations and millions of people across Nigeria and Ghana. In 2010, the company single-handedly built an independent submarine cable, Glo 1, from the UK to Nigeria, with branch units in several African countries. The facility met West Africa’s bandwidth needs and provided governments, individuals and businesses with the benefits of a reliable and affordable internet.
To learn more about Globacom, visit www.gloworld.com
About Eutelsat Communications
Founded in 1977, Eutelsat Communications is one of the world’s leading satellite operators. With a global fleet of satellites and associated ground infrastructure, Eutelsat enables customers in the video, data, government, fixed and mobile broadband markets to communicate effectively with their customers, regardless of their location. Over 6,800 television channels operated by major media groups are broadcast by Eutelsat to one billion viewers equipped for DTH reception or connected to terrestrial networks. Based in Paris, with offices and teleports around the world, Eutelsat brings together 1,200 men and women from 50 countries who are dedicated to providing the highest quality of service.
Eutelsat Communications is listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ticker: ETL).
To learn more about Eutelsat, visit www.eutelsat.com
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