Liquid and Eutelsat announce African LEO deal

Pan-African technology group Liquid Intelligent Technologies has announced a distribution partner agreement (DPA) with Eutelsat Group, described as the world's first satellite operator with an integrated GEO-LEO infrastructure, that will see enterprise-grade low earth orbit (LEO) satellite services being made available in Africa.

The strategic integration of the OneWeb LEO satellite network allows scalable connectivity platform Liquid Dataport to deliver not only low-latency satellite services but also introduces a network interconnect that enables services integration across the LEO satellite access and Liquid Dataport core network infrastructure.

The partners say that the strategic integration of the OneWeb LEO satellites presents a paradigm shift in satellite technology, offering lower latency, faster orbital periods and higher bandwidth.

For Liquid Dataport’s customers, this translates to enhanced performance for applications like cloud computing, video conferencing, and real-time applications, among others.

Liquid Dataport’s LEO services, in partnership with Eutelsat, also include enterprise access with internet breakout, including point-to-point services, providing what Liquid calls a versatile and robust solution for diverse business needs.

Beyond the technical advantages, Liquid Dataport says its expanded reach will give its customers an even more streamlined experience, making it the preferred one-stop shop for a range of connectivity and other services.

But that’s not all. As Eutelsat’s OneWeb's network coverage continues to mature, Liquid Dataport says it is planning a systematic expansion of services, aligning with the evolving demand for low-latency primary and backup services in remote regions of the continent and benefiting a range of businesses across all industries.

Pointing to the longer-term advantages, Liquid suggests that this strategic move anticipates an expected surge in new LEO satellite constellations over the next three years, providing agile and cost-effective solutions for entering and expanding markets.

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