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Tizeti and Eutelsat collaborate on community satellite broadband

11 Nov 2022

Satellite operator Eutelsat Communications has inked a deal with Nigerian wireless ISP Tizeti to jointly improve broadband penetration in Nigeria, particularly in underserved locations. The two companies will deploy Eutelsat’s KA-band satellite connectivity, known as Konnect, to reach remote communities and provide fast and affordable internet services. The partnership will provide a complementary solution that leverages satellite broadband infrastructure and Tizeti’s community Wi-Fi management platform to deliver a fast and affordable public Wi-Fi hotspot service, especially in remote areas that are difficult to reach by terrestrial broadband infrastructure. Tizeti’s services are currently available in the states of Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Edo and Rivers in Nigeria, but it has also successfully launched in Accra and Tema in Ghana.

Commenting on the collaboration, Philippe Baudrier, Eutelsat’s General Manager of Connectivity for Africa, said: ‘Eutelsat’s ambition is to connect one million unserved people across sub-Saharan Africa to high speed internet over the next five years and this partnership with Tizeti will help bridge Nigeria’s digital divide and unlock the wealth of social and economic opportunities that the internet brings.’

Nigeria, Eutelsat Communications, Tizeti

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