In a move that seeks to reach the growing demand for communication services, Airtel Africa has announced a partnership with Thuraya, a Dubai-based mobile satellite services provider, to launch satellite products and services across Africa to countries including Zambia, the Congo-Brazzaville, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, and Kenya.
According to Andre Beyers, Chief Marketing Officer with Airtel Africa, the partnership will allow Airtel to better serve its customers by delivering 100% coverage within the 17 markets we cover.
Airtel Africa and Thuraya plan to distribute satellite services to a total of 12 African countries and will offer telecom products and services in remote area with plans to target enterprises and high value customers.
The collaboration spearheads the convergence between satellite and mobile communications which addresses the growing demand for communications technology in Africa.
Currently, Airtel customers in Zambia, the Congo-Brazzaville, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, and Kenya can purchase Thuraya’s satellite phones and IP+ broadband terminals, which will provide customers with access to satellite solutions for services including voice communication, messaging, social media and broadband.