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Liquid Dataport and Viasat to distribute satellite broadband in West Africa in new partnership


Liquid Dataport and Viasat have entered into a new partnership to commercialise and distribute satellite broadband for businesses and consumers in West Africa.  

Under the terms of the MOU, Liquid Dataport will offer Viasat’s connectivity services working through local partners. 

The two partners seek to reduce internet connectivity costs and improve data connections across the region.

“Liquid Dataport is delighted to announce our collaboration with Viasat, and we believe there will be immense opportunities for the increased adoption of satellite connectivity in the African market as Viasat continues to expand its presence across the continent,” said Scott Mumford, Liquid Dataport Chief Commercial Officer.

“The MOU we have signed with Viasat will increase the data connectivity options that businesses and consumers in West Africa can have at their disposal. The reduced costs for connectivity is good news for our enterprise customers businesses”, added Hardy Pemhiwa the Liquid President and Group CEO.

 Peter Langkilde, General Manager of EMEA at Viasat while commenting on the new partnership said Viasat’s ability to deliver affordable and high-quality connectivity where it is needed most, even in the hardest-to-reach regions, continues to expand as they launch their next-generation ViaSat-3 global satellite constellation. ‘’We’re thrilled to work with Liquid Dataport to help reduce Africa’s digital gap and create new opportunities through digital inclusion,” he said

Viasat and Liquid Intelligent Technologies independently announced recent agreements with the Microsoft Airband Initiative to deliver internet access to millions of underserved people in Africa by the end of 2025, targeting regions that include the DRC, Nigeria, Senegal, Angola, Tanzania, and Zambia.

The MOU between Liquid and Viasat is also in line with Liquid’s mission to help close Africa’s digital gap.

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