Airtel to Resell Satellite Services for Rural Africa
Published on: 31st Mar 2014
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Satellite phone operator Thuraya says that it has signed a reseller agreement with Bharti Airtel for its African mobile network subsidiaries.
Commencing from May onwards, Airtel Africa will sell Thuraya's products and airtime packages at their retail outlets and through their Enterprise account team.
Thuraya said that its satellite network helps 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.
Christian de Faria, Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Africa said, "Providing reliable connectivity in many remote parts of Africa can be challenging. This partnership enables us to extend our coverage and services for businesses and general consumers who live or work in very remote areas. Thuraya's satellite services will be combined with the reliable, high-quality voice calls and broadband access that our customers are accustomed to experiencing in our urban centers."