Konnect Africa To Roll-Out Satellite Broadband In Côte d’Ivoire

The initiative from Eutelsat that is dedicated to satellite broadband throughout the African continent, Konnect Africa, revealed that it is now launching new internet access offers in Côte d’Ivoire.

According to information provided by the Telecommunications Sector Observatory of the Telecommunications Regulator/ICT of Côte d’Ivoire (ARTCI), the number of fixed internet users in Côte d’Ivoire had stood at 155,541 in 2018’s second quarter.
This figure represented approximately 0.6% of the total population of Côte d’Ivoire.

At the same time, according to the TMT 2017 report issued by Deloitte, the country has over 9 million mobile internet subscriptions. Some spaces in the Ivorian territory, however, are not adequately served by mobile internet technology.

Konnect Africa’s aim is to help to minimise the digital divide in Côte d’Ivoire by offering its broadband Internet offers to homes and professionals, particularly outside large cities, where no reliable broadband solution is currently available.

Konnect Africa is also involved in collaborations with local partners in Côte d’Ivoire, including Watec, Lifi-Led, Open Services, Ecosat and HubLive. Konnect Africa is busy targeting rural areas in particular by offering them a lightweight and adapted solution called Konnect Wi-Fi, which delivers shared internet access through a single point of reception.

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