Thuraya to help connect remote communities in Central African Republic

Thuraya-3Thuraya is a regional satellite phone provider. Its coverage area includes most of Europe, the Middle East, North, Central and East Africa, Asia and Australia. (Image source: Thuraya)Mobile satellite service provider Thuraya has announced its partnership with SOS Children’s Villages International to deliver satellite connectivity to remote communities in the Central African Republic

According to the partnership, Thuraya will provide its SatSleeve, IP+ broadband terminals, SIM cards and airtime to remote communities in the Central African Republic. 

Nicole Nassar, managing director SOS Children’s Villages International, said, “Thuraya’s satellite equipment and services will benefit our teams that are providing vital care in terms of education, development and community building. We are also coordinating efforts between the communities to ensure that they are prepared for any emergencies. Every bit of support we receive will enable us to build sustainable communities for the future.”

The company said in a statement that the collaboration will facilitate communication between SOS Children’s Villages in the region. This will also help SOS Children’s Villages International to connect its programmes related to emergency preparedness and response teams within the remote communities they work in.

Bilal El Hamoui, vice-president of commercial at Thuraya, said, “Despite the arrival of fibre to the African coasts, many Africans today remain without terrestrial connectivity in the remote communities they live in. Thuraya is proud to collaborate with SOS Children’s Villages, which allows us to help their field workers to stay connected through mobile satellite connectivity.”

 

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