Konnect partners Coollink join forces to revolutionize satellite broadband industry In Nigeria
Konnect, a Eutelsat Group entity charged with retailing a new generation of superfast satellite broadband services, and Coollink (Radical Technology Network Ltd), have announced the signing of a new partnership to launch a suite of new satellite broadband plans with access to superfast, affordable and reliable internet connections up to 100Mbps across Nigeria.
Konnect provides a viable and accessible solution that narrows the digital divide faced by populations in white or underserved areas by offering a cost-effective, more flexible and reliable solution than a fibre connection.
The General Manager Africa for Konnect, Philippe Baudrier, explained: “Konnect’s offer takes into consideration consumer needs. We have a wide range of packages to suit every type of user: from ‘light internet’ personal use such as HD video streaming, to businesses needing access to consistent superfast broadband, to schools in white areas linking to the internet, to farming households using online tools to monitor their herds and crops. All come with unlimited data, so the customer can use superfast broadband as much as they would like.”
He said the new Eutelsat Konnect High Throughput Satellite, which was launched at the end of 2020, enables Konnect to revolutionise internet access by offering new features, which have never been experienced in Africa previously.
According to him, Konnect’s broadband service gives the user access to higher speeds than most terrestrial services (radio, 4G and fibre), adding that the connection speed is “superfast,” up to 100 Mbps, which is also a first for the African continent.
He added that Konnect is the first 100 Mbps unlimited satellite internet offer in Nigeria, which gives users the additional advantage of not having to wait for mobile operators or fibre networks to expand into their specific areas.
The Chief Executive Officer of Coollink, Shahin Nouri, said the new plans being launched in partnership with Konnect Africa will increase broadband penetration and help bridge the digital divide in Nigeria.
Nouri said through the partnership with Konnect over the past four years, Coollink listened to its customers and designed the new affordable packages, which now come with speeds up to 100Mbps and unlimited data allowance.
Nouri said: “This is a first for Nigeria and for Africa as a whole, and it is part of the culture at Coollink, where we continuously improve our customer satisfaction through innovation. With the new plans, consumers and businesses alike can now get online anywhere in Nigeria within three business days, without the reliance on terrestrial infrastructure.”