Satellite Connectivity

Eutelsat To Install Konnect Satellite Connectivity Across Africa

Eutelsat announced recently that it had chosen Hugues Networks Systems and General Dynamics Satcom Technologies to help them deploy their Konnect satellite throughout Africa.

General Dynamics Satcom Technologies will install seven ground antennas while Hugues Network Systems will offer its Jupiter ground network system. These two different technical components will allow the satellite to successfully exchange traffic with the ground.

According to Eutelsat, the Konnect satellite is expected to be launched into space before the end of this year. Its construction has just been completed, and the testing stage will begin soon in order to ensure that it will work optimally once it is in space.

The Konnect satellite represents the latest investment by the company to boost access to broadband telecom services on the African continent where many areas still have little or no satellite connectivity.

The Technical Director and Managing Director of Eutelsat, Yohann Leroy said that the ground infrastructure was the last missing link in Eutelsat’s Konnect satellite program and that it is now on track.

Leroy further noted that these new cost-effective infrastructures would enable Eutelsat to offer efficient and competitive services to all its customers across Africa.

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