Eutelsat initiative Konnect Africa has launched Internet access offers in Ivory Coast.
According to the Telecommunications Sector Observatory of the Telecommunications Regulator/ICT of Côte d’Ivoire (ARTCI), the number of fixed Internet subscribers (Ethernet cable, Wi-Fi and fibre) in Ivory Coast stood at 155,541 in the second quarter of 2018, representing 0.6% of the total population.
Konnect Africa is now using satellite technologies to bridge the digital divide in Ivory Coast by offering its broadband Internet offers to individuals and professionals, particularly outside major cities where no reliable broadband solution is available. The Konnect range includes eight Internet access offers, ranging from 5GB to 30GB of data for Konnect Home residential offers, costing from 9,000 to 35,000 CFAF and adapting to all needs. Konnect Pro offers which provide superior performance corresponding to the expectations of professionals, offer between 50 and 500GB of data and are marketed from 58,000 CFAF.
Jean-Claude Tshipama, CEO of Konnect Africa, said: “Satellite technology for high-speed Internet is the answer for efficient digital coverage in Ivory Coast. Many ‘white zones’ remain and Konnect Africa’s complementary offer addresses this lack of connectivity. Thanks to first-class local partners, we are now able to offer quality broadband offers at competitive prices.”