Eutelsat and Vodacom to provide connectivity to Tanzania’s underserved regions

Eutelsat Communications and Vodacom Tanzania signed a service agreement for packaged services to deliver connectivity to underserved regions of Tanzania. Following a successful Proof of Concept trial, Vodacom will provide services using Eutelsat’s EUTELSAT KONNECT high-throughput satellite expanding its service offering to customers previously unreached by its existing infrastructure. Vodacom Tanzania, part of the UK’s Vodafone Group, provides a wide range of services for consumers and enterprise including voice, data, messaging, financial services and enterprise solutions and counting over 15 million customers in Tanzania. Managing Director of Vodacom Tanzania Sitholizwe Mdlalose stated, “With Konnect, Vodacom will cover 100% of the country, connecting all regions, districts and villages no matter how remote they are. With this service, we will connect everyone, this includes areas which are not covered today, giving access to services up to 100Mbps.”