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Paratus South Africa, and low earth orbit satellite (LEO) operator, Eutelsat OneWeb, (part of Eutelsat Group), have launched revolutionary new connectivity services in South Africa

This is significant for Paratus South Africa because they already provide Geostationary (GEO) satellite services through their long-standing partnership with Eutelsat Group, and this new agreement further strengthens Paratus South Africa’s satellite connectivity offering. The LEO and GEO services will appeal to business sectors operating in remote parts of the country including retail, banking, mining, agriculture and tourism.

Unique benefits of the LEO connectivity solutions:

1) The Eutelsat OneWeb services are connected to the Paratus core fibre network at the point of presence (PoP) in Teraco Isando. This 20,000 km network spans 10 countries across sub-Saharan Africa. This means that Paratus will offer unique high-capacity, resilient and quality of service to its customers, regardless of their location or connectivity needs.

2) Paratus South Africa’s customer support is now extended to LEO services, which provides 24/7/365 assistance and a seamless and streamlined installation process, guaranteeing an optimal customer experience.

3) Revolutionary LEO technology is transforming the connectivity landscape as the satellite constellation orbits at lower altitudes to provide lower latency.

4) With the Paratus South Africa and Eutelsat Group partnership, the GEO offering is complemented by this new LEO service to provide customers a diverse set of options and benefits including resilience and backup connectivity.

Commenting on this milestone, managing director of Paratus South Africa, Kallie Carlsen commented, “Introducing the Eutelsat OneWeb LEO service is a momentous step for the telecommunications industry in South Africa. As a nation, we are embracing the future of connectivity, transcending geographical boundaries, and enabling opportunities like never before. As satellite experts, we are uniquely placed to empower more and more people and businesses in South Africa with this landmark partnership.”