Eutelsat and Camusat set out to serve MNOs

Eutelsat CamusatMichel Azibert (left), Eutelsat's deputy CEO and commercial & development director, and Richard Thomas, Camusat CEO.Satellite operator Eutelsat Communications and telecom infrastructure specialist Camusat are working in partnership to enhance turnkey connectivity solutions for mobile operators in Sub-Saharan Africa

The two entities aim to drive further the growth of mobile communications in sub-Saharan Africa, and particularly in under-developed remote rural areas - where over half of Africa’s population lives. In the vast territories yet to be covered, terrestrial infrastructure would require heavy investment over several years to link unconnected communities to mobile networks.

A dynamic partnership

Eutelsat can deliver satellite coverage of all African territories. Camusat provides expertise in telecom infrastructure deployment - including building, providing electrical power and maintaining towers for mobile telephony networks.

Michel Azibert, Eutelsat's commercial and development director, said, "This partnership marks a new step in our collaboration with Africa's mobile telephony operators. In addition to regular lease of satellite capacity to support network development, our new partnership with Camusat equips us to offer solutions covering the entire communication chain with maximum flexibility and irrespective of location."

Camusat CEO Richard Thomas added, "This new partnership with Eutelsat in a tremendously dynamic market represents a future growth driver from which our mobile operator clients will be able to derive maximum benefit by extending the limits of their markets. This agreement will ensure connectivity for communities who have remained beyond reach of mobile networks."

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