On October 1, 2017, Orange mobile phone operator will launch its new broadband Internet satellite services for businesses in the Central African Republic. According to Corinne Lozé, CEO of Orange RCA, interviewed by RFI, the system soon launched will be made available to individuals in a second time. “We are working on an offer that is not yet finalized because we have to find the cost quality ratio and of course that it is accessible by individuals,” she added.
Orange Centrafrique’s new broadband satellite service is the result of a partnership signed by the telecom company on 15 June 2017 with satellite Internet connectivity provider SES Networks. The subsidiary of the French telecommunications group will use the satellite operator’s “IP Transit” solution, backed by its fleet of satellites in medium earth orbit and its extensive ground infrastructure.
At the signing of the partnership, Orange’s CEO explained that “a satellite solution is ideal for a country like the Central African Republic, given the constraints on the ground that result in a relative penetration of the Internet. This new solution offers instant coverage and greater speed to provide access to the best business applications and an uninterrupted user experience for all Orange Centrafrique customers. “