Eutelsat Communications and social media large, Fb have partnered to bridge digital divide in rural areas in Nigeria and different sub-Saharan African communities via using satellite tv for pc.
Eutelsat is increasing its use of the Categorical Wi-Fi platform with Fb to supply broadband companies through satellite tv for pc throughout a number of areas in sub-Saharan Africa. With Categorical Wi-Fi, Eutelsat goals to attach 1000’s of individuals in rural and underserved communities spanning Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Kenya, Madagascar, South Africa, Cameroon, Ghana, Zimbabwe and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Categorical Wi-Fi is a platform developed by Fb Connectivity that allows companions to construct, develop and monetise their Wi-Fi companies in a scalable method, whereas offering their clients with quick, reasonably priced, and dependable web entry. Categorical Wi-Fi is utilized in greater than 30 nations, together with in a number of Asian, South American and African markets, serving to tens of millions of individuals join over Wi-Fi.
Eutelsat and Fb have beforehand performed profitable pilots in rural and underserved areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) enabling native companies to supply reasonably priced web entry to clients on a pre-paid foundation. To this point, Eutelsat’s use of the Categorical Wi-Fi platform has enabled entry to reasonably priced broadband for 1000’s of people throughout the DRC.
Talking on the initiative, Common Supervisor of Konnect Africa, Philippe Baudrier, mentioned: “We’re delighted to companion with Fb on this bold scheme, geared toward getting extra folks on-line in essentially the most underserved areas of sub-Saharan Africa. This initiative is the right instance of the facility of satellite tv for pc connectivity to bridge the digital divide, with unmatched financial and social advantages; we’re proud as soon as once more to leverage the unparalleled protection of EUTELSAT KONNECT to fulfill this rising demand.”
Head of Connectivity Coverage for Sub-Saharan Africa at Fb, Fargani Tambeayuk, mentioned: “At Fb, we’re dedicated to working with companions to assist broaden connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa, which continues to be the area with the best protection hole. Connectivity is important to making sure entry to jobs, training, healthcare and extra. We’re proud to companion with Eutelsat to mix the facility of the Categorical Wi-Fi platform and EUTELSAT KONNECT, with the aim of accelerating satellite tv for pc broadband protection throughout rural and underserved areas of sub-Saharan Africa.”