Globacom selects Eutelsat’s Konnect Africa to bring satellite broadband to underserved areas of Nigeria
In the presence of French President Emmanuel Macron, Eutelsat Communications and Globacom signed 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 the 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., Chairman of Globacom Limited, added: 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. “