By Lucas Ajanaku
Eutelsat Communications and social media big, Fb have partnered to bridge digital divide in rural areas in Nigeria and different sub-Saharan African communities by means of using satellite tv for pc.
Eutelsat is increasing its use of the Specific Wi-Fi platform with Fb to offer broadband companies by way of satellite tv for pc throughout a number of areas in sub-Saharan Africa. With Specific 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).
Specific 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. Specific 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. Thus far, Eutelsat’s use of the Specific Wi-Fi platform has enabled entry to reasonably priced broadband for 1000’s of people throughout the DRC.
Talking on the initiative, Normal Supervisor of Konnect Africa, Philippe Baudrier, stated: “We’re delighted to associate with Fb on this formidable scheme, aimed toward getting extra folks on-line in probably the most underserved areas of sub-Saharan Africa. This initiative is the proper instance of the ability 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, stated: “At Fb, we’re dedicated to working with companions to assist develop 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 associate with Eutelsat to mix the ability of the Specific Wi-Fi platform and EUTELSAT KONNECT, with the purpose of accelerating satellite tv for pc broadband protection throughout rural and underserved areas of sub-Saharan Africa.”