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Eutelsat and Paratus Partner to Increase Connectivity in South Africa

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Jenna Delport
Jenna Delport
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Eutelsat and Paratus have partnered to bring high-quality network connectivity to South Africa.

Thanks to a new multi-year distribution agreement, Paratus will leverage Eutelsat Konnect in an attempt to connect remote and rural locations, businesses operating in farming, game farms and the SME segment and consumers, for home working, homeschooling and general Internet use across the country.

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Through this collaboration, Paratus will offer a number of 10, 20 and 30 Mbps packages to consumers – all will 24/7 technical support and using small, cost-efficient dishes.

“Getting connectivity in remote locations is not easy; while the price is key to attracting customers, the quality of network – both connection and support – quickly proves more important. There is too often a disconnect between customer expectations and the delivery of service. With the partnership between Paratus and Eutelsat, we aim to overcome these boundaries and provide superior services for South Africa,” says MD of Paratus South Africa, Kallie Carlsen.

Guido Merien-van Sprundel, Sales Director for Southern Africa at Eutelsat, says, “We are delighted to partner with Paratus to bring high quality, reliable connectivity to businesses and consumers in South Africa who are currently in the digital divide. This agreement reflects the significant demand on the African continent and the unparalleled assets of the EUTELSAT KONNECT satellite in enabling it to be efficiently met. This contract also highlights the pertinence of Eutelsat’s multi-channel distribution strategy.”

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