Thuraya telecommunications company and Bharti Airtel Internationsl announced an agreement to provide Airtel Africa customers with mobile satellite products and services across 17 countries in Africa.
The leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator will help provide Airtel Africa customers voice and broadband connectivity across the continent’s most remote areas commencing May on wards. Airtel will sell Thuraya’s products and airtime packages at their retail outlets and through their Enterprise account team.
Thuraya’s satellite network will help bridge the digital divide by providing an immediate and cost-effective way for Airtel Africa to extend its coverage, while generating new revenue streams and providing vital connectivity.
“Thuraya’s partnership with Airtel Africa is a very positive development in bridging the digital divide in Africa. We recognize the massive impact that access to reliable communications can have on the lives of ordinary people. Thuraya is well positioned to support customer-centric mobile operators like Airtel Africa that are looking to extend their network and services with satellite-based solutions.” said Samer Halawi CEO, Thuraya.