(Ecofin Agency) - Konnect Africa, a subsidiary of Eutelsat Communications, announced on March 23 it has reached a deal with Flash Services and Schoolap to provide high-speed Internet to schools in DR Congo. The first phase of the project targets 3,600 private schools within the next twelve months.
According to Jean-Claude Tshipama, Managing Director of Konnect Africa, “this project highlights the major benefits of satellite internet in bridging the digital divide, as well as the efficiency of the solutions deployed by the Konnect Africa teams.”
He said the entry into service of Eutelsat Konnect, which was launched in January, will be a “milestone in our ability to better address the strong demand for connectivity from our customers, ranging from individuals to businesses and government agencies.”
Each school will be able to subscribe to an unlimited data bundle that will give them access to broadband connectivity.