More Industry InsightsAvanti and Clear Blue Technologies have signed an agreement to develop broadband connectivity in Africa

July 12, 2021by myles0

By 2025, the number of subscribers to telecommunications services in Africa could exceed the forecasts of the GSMA. Remote areas are expected to contribute significantly to this growth. Avanti wants to answer them as quickly as possible.

Over the next five years, Clear Blue Technologies, a company specializing in the supply of off-grid electrical energy, will deploy its intelligent solar energy solutions with remote management and control on telecom equipment that Avanti Communications, the provider of telecoms solutions. satellite, plans to deploy across the continent. The two companies announced Thursday, July 8 the signing of a partnership agreement to this effect. It will help develop connectivity, particularly in remote areas not covered by telecom operators.

According to Libby Barr, chief operating officer at Avanti, “  our core belief is that everyone deserves the socio-economic benefits of a more connected life, and this partnership with Clear Blue will provide coverage that improves the life of rural communities in remote areas. With Clear Blue, we will be able to deploy thousands of sites across sub-Saharan Africa, connecting a population that is growing by 2.7% per year  ”. “  We expect the remote telecommunications market to continue to take off and we look forward to being at the forefront of expanding rural network coverage ,” she said.

Since last year, the number of users of telecom services has increased rapidly in Africa. The need for connectivity is growing. By 2025, the World Association of Telephone Operators (GSMA) estimates that the number of telecom subscribers in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to reach just over 600 million people, representing about half of the population. Rural areas, still poorly covered, will represent an important source of these new subscribers.

Through its collaboration with Clear Blue Technologies, Avanti Communications hopes to facilitate access to the mobile network to more than 200 million people over the next three to five years. 

Source: Agence Ecofin

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