Eutelsat, Paratus strike distribution partnership in South Africa

Satellite connectivity company Eutelsat Communications inked a multi-year distribution agreement with Paratus to bring high quality network connectivity to South Africa, meeting growing demand in the country’s underserved areas.

Satellite connectivity company Eutelsat Communications inked a multi-year distribution agreement with Paratus to bring high quality network connectivity to South Africa, meeting growing demand in the country’s underserved areas.

In a statement, Paratus was detailed to leverage the Eutelsat KONNECT satellite, to beam connectivity to remote and rural locations across South Africa.

The deal supports Paratus in connecting more customers to internet services with packages ranging between: 10Mbps, 20Mbps and 30Mbps. The companies claimed there is a “strong need for high-speed connectivity in remote areas”.

Businesses to benefit from the launch include those operating in farming, game farms and the SME segment, as well as consumers.

Kallie Carlsen, managing director of Paratus South Africa said: “There is too often a disconnect between customer expectations and the delivery of service. With the partnership between Paratus and Eutelsat we aim to overcome these boundaries and provide superior services for South Africa.”

Guido Merien-van Sprundel, sales director of Eutelsat Southern Africa added: “This agreement reflects the significant demand on the African continent, and the unparalleled assets of the Eutelsat KONNECT satellite in enabling it to be efficiently met. This contract also highlights the pertinence of Eutelsat’s multi-channel distribution strategy.”

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