Ibadan, 17 May 2023. – OneWeb and iSAT Africa LTD, an integrated communications services provider, have announced that they have signed a Distribution Partnership Agreement to bring high-speed, low-latency broadband connectivity across Africa.
The partnership brings together OneWeb’s satellite technology and iSAT Africa’s experience in rural connectivity, fixed and mobile satellite services, enterprise and broadcasting solutions in Africa. As a result, iSAT Africa will drive a common objective of connecting the unconnected and serving the underserved communities of Africa. This will consequently help iSAT Africa grow the regional economy, improve access to education and health care, and give people and communities across the continent more power by providing reliable, high-speed broadband connection.
Stephen Beynon, CCO of OneWeb, commented: “This new partnership presents us with the opportunity to bring connectivity to people, businesses, and governments across Africa. iSAT Africa has laid the groundwork in connecting many people, and they are in a good position to expand their network and geographical reach with enterprise-grade service and product portfolio of OneWeb.”
Likewise, Rakesh Kukreja, CEO and MD of iSAT Africa, said: “We are glad to partner with OneWeb to bring reliable and high-speed broadband connections to underserved areas in Africa. This partnership is a big step towards closing the digital divide and giving people and businesses all over Africa more power.” Kukreja also added, “With OneWeb’s cutting-edge LEO satellite technology and iSAT Africa’s expertise in integrated communications services, we can offer innovative solutions that meet the specific needs of our customers in Africa and beyond.”