Rawafed signs wholesale agreement with Eutelsat for KA-SAT capacity

7 May 2013

Internet service provider Rawafed Libya has inked a multi-year agreement with Eutelsat Communications to lease capacity on the latter’s KA-SAT satellite with a view to supporting IP trunking services related to its new wireless broadband network. Rawafed’s wholesale agreement will enable it to use up to 1.6Gbps of capacity on two KA-SAT spotbeams, providing coverage of Tripoli, Benghazi and surrounding regions. Rawafed is reportedly deploying a number of localised Wi-Fi hotspots in areas currently lacking terrestrial infrastructure, while KA-SAT will also provide a back-up solution in areas that do have fixed network coverage.