Considering the high cost as well as the poor state of internet connectivity in sub-Saharan Africa, any external Idea for improvement will always be welcomed.
This is why Eutelsat Communications broadband Service provider with headquarter in Paris is partnering with Facebook to provide an Express Wi-Fi platform via Satellite which will service several sub-Saharan African countries namely: Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Madagascar, Cameroon, Ghana, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and Uganda.
This is expected to be executed immediately as Facebook connectivity has already built the express Wi-Fi platform as an enabler for partners with an intention to provide fast and affordable internet to build, grow and monetize their Wi-Fi businesses.
Recall that Facebook had previously planned to bring fast and reliable internet to those without it. This, it said it will achieve by partnering with hundreds of service providers around the world.
Eutelsat’s partnering with Facebook connectivity is a step in the right direction.
Sub-Saharan Africa, being the focal region, has a record-high number of poor connectivity. With this partnership, there will be an expansion in satellite broadband in rural areas across sub-Saharan Africa.