EUTELSAT KONNECT satellite selected by Intersat for Internet connectivity in Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Senegal

EUTELSAT KONNECT satellite selected by Intersat for Internet connectivity in Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Senegal

Press release from: EUTELSAT
Posted: Wednesday January 26th 2022

Eutelsat Communications (Paris:ETL) (Euronext Paris: ETL) and Intersat, one of Africa’s leading Internet solutions providers, have signed a multi-year agreement representing several hundred Mbps to meet the connectivity needs of businesses, institutions and individuals in The Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Senegal,

Under the agreement, which represents the entire available capacity in these countries, Intersat will leverage EUTELSAT KONNECT’s unrivaled coverage and reach to deliver robust, high-quality Internet service to customers beyond limits of terrestrial infrastructure.

EUTELSAT KONNECT is a next-generation broadband satellite offering unprecedented operational flexibility, providing significant resources for broadband services across Africa. Since its full commissioning a year ago, the satellite has experienced significant commercial momentum with wholesale and distribution agreements in many of the most populous countries on the continent.

Commenting on the deal, Aminata Sanyang, Chief Executive Officer of Intersat, said: “At Intersat, we strive to stay on the cutting edge of technology by investing in state-of-the-art services that enhance and accelerate our customers’ offerings. We are delighted to integrate Eutelsat’s state-of-the-art in-orbit assets into our suite of solutions to continue rolling out our robust, high-quality broadband internet offering to an ever-growing number of Africans.

Nicolas Baravalle, Eutelsat Regional Vice President for Sub-Saharan Africa added: “We are delighted to sign this long-term agreement with Intersat to bring reliable, high-quality connectivity to institutions, businesses and consumers currently facing the digital divide. It reflects the significant demand on the African continent and the unparalleled strengths of the EUTELSAT KONNECT satellite. to respond effectively. This contract also underlines the relevance of Eutelsat’s multi-channel distribution strategy.

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, wherever they are. Approximately 7,000 television channels operated by major media groups are broadcast by Eutelsat to one billion viewers equipped for DTH reception or connected to terrestrial networks. Committed to promoting all facets of sustainable development in its business activities, Eutelsat leverages its in-orbit resources to help bridge the digital divide while maintaining a safe and clean space environment. As an attractive and socially responsible employer, Eutelsat brings together 1,200 men and women from 50 countries who are dedicated to providing the highest quality of service.

To find out more about Eutelsat, visit www.eutelsat.com

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