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ESA to deploy Avanti ECO Wi-Fi across Africa

Friday 16 September 2016 | 15:04 CET | News
Avanti has announced a new contract with the European Space Agency (ESA), which will use Avanti's new ECO Wi-Fi hotspot initiative to provide satellite broadband connectivity to 1,400 community sites across Sub-Saharan Africa over the next two years. ESA will contribute up to EUR 10.7 million in funding that Avanti will use to bring rural communities across Africa online. To deploy the advanced new technology platform, Avanti will partner with Newtec and a group of leading Service Providers, combining satellite, Wi-Fi and solar power, to deliver the programme in the market.

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Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless / Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Africa Online / Internet Solutions / iWayAfrica / Newtec / Safaricom / Sentech / Telkom Kenya / TelOne / Wananchi
Countries: Africa
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