SES to invest in improving African internet connectivity

6 June 2011

SES has likened the current state of Africa's telecommunications market to that of Latin America six to seven years previously.

As such, the global satellite operator is prepared to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in satellite infrastructure on the continent.

Scott Sprague, the senior vice-president for global sales at SES, made the comments and comparisons at a press gathering in Sandton, Johannesburg, ahead of the SatCom Africa 2011 meeting.

"What we are seeing today is a market place exploding with opportunities for services in telecommunications. I believe what we are going to see happening in Africa is just what happened in Latin America," he said.

That is why over the next few years SES is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in satellite infrastructure to support the African market,"

Meanwhile, SES recently announced that it had signed an internet connectivity agreement with YellowSat, a French start-up company that provides internet connectivity to enterprises, governments and institutions across Africa.

Categories: ICT

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