(Ecofin Agency) - Satellite operator Eutelsat Communications signed a multi-year service contract with Global Technologies, a company specializing in telecommunications infrastructure. The objective was to provide it with the high-speed Internet connectivity it needs to monitor the main energy distribution sites of the West African Pool Project (WAPP).
“To support WAPP in its vision to promote and develop power generation and transmission infrastructures across West Africa, we have teamed up with Eutelsat to leverage the prime capacity available on its EUTELSAT 10A satellite,” said Jean-Paul Steinitz, CEO of Global Technologies. He believes Eutelsat's reliable and cost-effective satellite coverage in the region is an asset to provide better and cheaper access to energy for millions of people by building a telecommunications infrastructure that connects the WAPP countries.
Created in 1999 by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the WAPP project aims to interconnect the electricity grids of 14 West African countries. Global Technologies was awarded the telecommunications contract of the project.