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Eutelsat OneWeb and Paratus South Africa join forces to enhance satellite connectivity in South Africa
by Erica Marchand
Paris, France (SPX) Jan 22, 2024

Eutelsat Group (Euronext Paris, London: ETL), a key player in the satellite communications industry, has announced a significant development in its partnership with Paratus South Africa, a leading specialist in connectivity solutions. This collaboration marks an important step in enhancing Paratus South Africa's connectivity offerings through the integration of Eutelsat OneWeb's services.

With a history of providing Geostationary (GEO) satellite services in partnership with Eutelsat Group, Paratus South Africa is now set to broaden its reach. The new agreement introduces a combined GEO/LEO (Low Earth Orbit) satellite offering, targeting businesses in remote areas of South Africa, including sectors such as retail, banking, mining, agriculture, and tourism.

This latest move sees Eutelsat OneWeb services woven into Paratus's extensive core fibre network, which spans over 20,000 kilometers across Sub-Saharan Africa. This integration is poised to deliver high-capacity connectivity solutions, a game-changer for customers requiring robust and reliable internet services.

Kallie Carlsen, Managing Director of Paratus South Africa, remarked on the significance of this advancement. "Introducing the Eutelsat OneWeb LEO service is a momentous step for the telecommunications industry in South Africa," Carlsen stated. He highlighted the transformative potential of this partnership, envisioning a future where connectivity transcends geographical boundaries, opening new avenues for growth and opportunity.

Cyril Dujardin, co-General Manager of Eutelsat OneWeb, also commented on the collaboration's potential. Dujardin pointed out the adaptability and scalability of the Eutelsat OneWeb system, noting its suitability for addressing the unique challenges of the African continent.

"Together with Paratus South Africa, we will demonstrate how LEO can overcome geographical barriers and redefine connectivity in the region," Dujardin said, underscoring the commitment to serving various sectors and setting new standards in communications excellence in South Africa.

In alignment with its global deployment strategy, Eutelsat OneWeb has activated its Satellite Network Portals (SNP) in South Africa and Mauritius. This expansion is set to continue with additional ground station sites in Ghana and Angola, further bolstering network services and capacity across the region. Eutelsat OneWeb's LEO enterprise solutions complement Eutelsat Group's ongoing commitment to the region, where its GEO High Throughput Satellite (HTS) KONNECT is already delivering high-capacity broadband services. A dedicated South African gateway for KONNECT is also on the horizon, promising further enhancements in the coming months.

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