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Globacom-Eutelsat deal to boost internet penetration in rural areas

Total telecommunications solutions provider, Globacom, says the recent business deal it signed with Eutelsat of France will offer unlimited benefits to communities which do not yet have access to internet connectivity. 

Subscribers in urban cities will also be able to reach their friends and families, and also transact business over the internet in such areas. The subscriber can also carry out electronic transactions and payments to workers or companies in remote areas using the Glo-powered Eutelsat Konnect Satellite platform.      

The penetration of internet into remote communities of Nigeria will receive a lift in coming months as the deal between telecommunications service provider, Globacom and Eutelsat of France comes into fruition.

The recently signed deal will see the emergence of a Glo-powered Eutelsat Konnect service that will be offered at very attractive and competitive rates that will be cheaper than the current cost of establishing internet access over very expensive terrestrial network in such communities.

According to the statement released by Globacom on the deal, the specific parts of the country to directly benefit from the project include, “Remote Northern/Middle-Belt communities, southern offshore locations, farm ranches and factories/businesses far from townships where access to internet/terrestrial networks are a challenge”.

The deal would enable Globacom offer VSAT/Satellite-based internet service and Satellite-based community wifi internet service in far flung and unserved areas where access to internet services are currently a challenge.

“This is also in line with the Federal Government’s desire to extend broadband coverage beyond urban and densely populated areas. Millions of Nigerians will, therefore, have access to communicate and transact business with the communal provision of internet access by Globacom in these rural areas”, the grandmasters of data concluded.

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