Lagos. 19 December 2023. – Eutelsat Group has signed an exclusive distribution partnership agreement between Eutelsat OneWeb, its connectivity business unit and Rawafed Libya for Telecommunications & Technology (RLTT), the Libyan telecoms operator, for the delivery of high-speed, low latency connectivity across Libya. RLTT is expanding its relationship with Eutelsat Group to include a hybrid bundle of both enhanced GEO and LEO services, in this new landmark agreement.
The services will provide high-speed, low-latency connectivity for a range of applications, including commercial connectivity to the Oil and Gas and Financial Services industries, Government sectors, cellular backhaul for telecom operators and remote connectivity for humanitarian organizations. As a result of the agreement, Eutelsat OneWeb will provide exclusive access to its Low Earth Orbit (LEO) powered connectivity constellation, delivering full connectivity over Libya from early 2024.
Cyril Dujardin, Co-General Manager of Eutelsat OneWeb, said: “We continue to see huge demand for high-speed connectivity as we roll out our LEO services globally, with the wide variety of potential use cases that the increased resilience offers proving highly attractive to customers.” He also added, by building on existing customer relationships, we are able to grow the business in international markets and continue to bridge the digital divide globally.”
Likewise, Taha Ellafi, Chairman at Rawafed Libya for Telecommunications & Technology, said: “By combining both LEO and GEO-powered connectivity, we are able to meet the different needs of our customers without having to use multiple providers. Through this exclusive deal, we look forward to bringing unmatched connectivity across Libya.”
The announcement comes as Eutelsat OneWeb continues to grow at a rapid pace in the African market, with the signing of a distribution agreement with NEC XON covering Sub-Saharan Africa in November.