Eutelsat signs South African capacity agreement with Vox

Artist’s impression of the Eutelsat KONNECT VHTS satellite. Photo: Eutelsat

Eutelsat signed a new capacity agreement in South Africa. The company announced on June 22 that it had entered into a multi-year agreement with Vox, an integrated end-to-end infrastructure and telecommunications company to enable high-speed connectivity throughout South Africa. Terms of the contract are not disclosed.

Vox will use Eutelsat KONNECT, Eutelsat’s next generation broadband satellite (HTS) and Eutelsat service to further develop its satellite customer base in South Africa.

“We are delighted to partner with Eutelsat to provide solutions that connect South Africans by supporting customers, entrepreneurs and commerce, while ensuring service excellence. We are confident that Eutelsat’s unparalleled in-orbit assets, as well as unmatched customer support, will be of great benefit to a growing number of customers, ”said Jacques Visser, head of wireless at Vox in a statement.

Eutelsat’s KONNECT satellite, which covers Africa and Europe, entered service in November 2020. The operator has signed a number of capacity contracts for the satellite in Africa, including a recent agreement with Facebook.


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