Madagascar is to receive a boost to its satellite Internet services after Gulfsat Madagascar inked a long-term deal with the satellite provider O3b Networks for a new service aimed at increasing infrastructure.
Madagascar has been hit with a series of natural disasters in recent years and telecom and Internet Service Providers believe that by going with a stronger satellite presence, it will help maintain existing users and ensure services will not be affected by unforeseen circumstances.
According to Gulfsat, O3b will “provide satellite-delivered high-speed broadband and telephony services across the island nation of Madagascar.
“Using O3b’s Medium Earth Orbit satellite fleet, Gulfsat Madagascar can offer broadband services to residents and businesses,” it added.
Internet use in the country has been increasing steadily in recent years and the country’s telecom operators believe that broadband and satellite services are a means to improve and increase overall revenue.