Liquid Telecom Partners With Kymeta To Connect Africa's Remote Areas

Pan-African telecommunications company, Liquid Telecom, has joined forces with the global mobile satellite communications company, Kymeta, to provide a robust satellite mobile connectivity across Africa.

Kymeta’s headquarters are in Washington, US and it is known to provide seamless, always-connected mobile communications across cellular networks and satellite.
The communications company uses the Kymeta KyWay satellite terminal, which is firmly backed by international licences and patents to provide high output mobile communications in trains, cars, buses, boats and trucks.

As part of the distribution agreement, announced at AfricaCom 2018, Kymeta's satellite communication systems will be paired with Liquid Telecom's satellite connectivity.
This will offer high-speed mobile internet access to public and private sector organisations which would typically have difficulty accessing affordable, reliable internet in SA and across the continent.

According to Liquid Telecom, the advanced satellite connectivity will enable new service innovations in rural areas in Africa, such as healthcare vehicles or mobile medicine, which will deliver remote diagnostics and screening to isolated communities.

The Group Managing Executive of Satellite and VSAT at Liquid Telecom, Scott Mumford said that this strategic partnership between Kymeta and Liquid Telecom marks a significant moment in the rapid transformation of very small aperture terminal (VSAT) services in Africa.
Mumford added that the collaboration would bring unrivalled connection quality to people on the move and to people in areas that were not connected previously.

Liquid Telecom serves enterprise, mobile operators, carriers, media and content companies in 13 countries mainly in Central, Eastern and Southern Africa.

According to the companies, the Kymeta and Liquid Telecom distribution agreement uses two primary technologies: Liquid Telecom's VSAT, broadband connectivity, which provides cost-effective, fast-speed broadband connectivity over VSAT throughout Africa; and the Kymeta electronically steered satellite terminals, which offer a lightweight communications system.

Liquid Telecom also noted that the partnership would make it easier for maritime, aerospace and ground transport customers to provide new services and connections around isolated parts of SA.

In May this year, Liquid Telecom announced a strategic collaboration with China Telecom Global aimed at serving enterprise and wholesale customers with excellent network coverage in China and Africa.

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