Sefalana delivers seamless shopping via satellite

25 May 2023

Sefalana is Botswana’s second-largest food retailer. As a multinational FMCG retailer, it operates over 1,200 stores across the African continent. In towns and villages across Botswana, people rely on the quality of Sefalana’s food products – and on being able to purchase them from the company’s network of stores.

Patchy connectivity that prevents card payments from being authorised and processed is simply not an option, so Sefalana urgently required an always-on internet connectivity solution that would work anywhere.

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GSOA and GVF announce merger

10 May 2023

The Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA) and the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) today announce that their respective boards have approved combining both associations.

The combination taking effect on 1 June 2023 will result in GSOA becoming a trade association comprised of 70 member companies spanning the entire satellite ecosystem from across the globe with unparalleled resources, experience and relationships developed over their combined 48 years of existence, providing a strong single voice for the satellite industry.

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AXESS and POULSAT advance rural learning in Niger

10 May 2023

AXESS Networks and POULSAT have announced the successful progress in rolling out targeted solutions to reduce the digital divide in rural schools in Niger.

A multinational development bank that provides a wide array of funds and technical assistance to the governments of developing countries has assigned POULSAT/AXESS with providing broadband internet access for educational purposes in Niger. This assignment is part of a nationwide Niger educational project that aims to improve the quality of teaching and learning conditions in selected regions and strengthen education planning and management. The project focuses on vulnerable and ‘fragile’ areas of the country and scale up distance learning programs.

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Lynk Global to help Vodafone Ghana coverage to reach 100% of population

04 May 2023

Satellite-direct-to-standard-phone company Lynk Global has signed a commercial contract with Telecel Group in Africa to provide services to Vodafone Ghana’s subscribers.

The contract has the potential to provide mobile coverage to 100% of Ghana’s 31 million citizens using Lynk’s ‘cell towers in space.’ According to Lynk, it will enable Telecel Group to offer geographic coverage to over 6 million Vodafone Ghana subscribers and will be utilized for extending rural coverage.

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