Liquid and Viasat partner for broadband

06 June 2023

Liquid Dataport has partnered with Viasat to improve connectivity services in West Africa.

The two companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which will enable Liquid Dataport to offer Viasat’s connectivity services, working through local partners.

Liquid and Viasat intend to focus on the potential commercialisation and distribution of satellite broadband to reduce internet connectivity costs and improve data connections across the region.

“The MOU we have signed with Viasat will increase the data connectivity options that businesses and consumers in West Africa can have at their disposal. The reduced costs for connectivity is good news for our enterprise customers businesses,” said Hardy Pemhiwa, president and Group CEO, Cassava Technologies.

As a part of Viasat’s expansion into Africa, the company’s next-generation ViaSat-3 satellite constellation is expected to deliver connectivity services to the EMEA region.

“Viasat’s ability to deliver affordable and high-quality connectivity where it is needed most, even in the hardest-to-reach regions, continues to expand as we launch our next-generation ViaSat-3 global satellite constellation,” said Peter Langkilde, general manager: EMEA, Viasat. “We’re thrilled to work with Liquid Dataport to help reduce Africa’s digital gap and create new opportunities through digital inclusion.”