Konnect, a Eutelsat Group entity targeted at retailing a fresh generation of superfast satellite broadband services, and Coollink (Radical Technology Network Ltd), have raised public notice of the signing of a new preferred partnership. Completed the resolution in May, the partnership will launch a suite of fresh satellite broadband plans with access to superfast connections up to 100Mbps. Affordable internet connectivity throughout Nigeria has, at last, become visible.
Life and work changes forced by the novel coronavirus has raised the need for efficient and reliable internet access. In fact, home-schooled students and professionals working from home need a quality alternative to the available solutions in the market. Konnect offers a viable and accessible solution that narrows the digital gap faced by populations in white or underserved areas by providing a cost-effective, more flexible and reliable solution than a fibre connection.
By choosing Konnect, the customer receives a superfast connection speed up to 100Mbps. As satellite broadband service doesn’t rely on phone lines or cables in the ground it’s super reliable too. Unlimited internet access offers are available, with packages starting at N6.900 and equipment from only N30.000, which are tailored to meet all needs and financial backgrounds. Offers even include free night access from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am. These services were introduced to the Nigerian consumers: In fact, Konnect has set up stands in two of the largest shopping centres in Lagos. Visitors were then able to test the high-speed connection offered by the Konnect satellite.
Philippe Baudrier, General Manager Africa for Konnect explained: “Konnect’s offer takes into consideration consumer needs. We have a wide range of packages to suit every type of user: from ‘light internet’ personal use such as HD video streaming, to businesses needing access to consistent superfast broadband, to schools in white areas linking to the internet, to farming households using online tools to monitor their herds and crops. All come with unlimited data, so the customer can use superfast broadband as much as they would like.”
The new Eutelsat Konnect High Throughput Satellite, which was launched at the end of 2020, enables Konnect to revolutionize internet access by offering new features which have never been experienced in Africa previously. Konnect’s broadband service gives the user access to higher speeds than most terrestrial services (radio, 4G and fibre). Connection speed is “superfast,” up to 100 Mbps, which is also a first for the African continent. In addition, Konnect is the first 100 Mbps unlimited satellite internet offer in Nigeria which gives users the additional advantage of not having to wait for mobile operators or fibre networks to expand into their specific areas.
Shahin Nouri, CEO of Coollink, added: “The new plans we are launching in partnership with Konnect Africa will increase broadband penetration and help bridge the digital divide in Nigeria. Through our partnership with Konnect over the past four years, we listened to our customers and designed the new affordable packages, which now come with speeds up to 100Mbps and unlimited data allowance. This is a first for Nigeria and for Africa as a whole, and it is part of the culture at Coollink, where we continuously improve our customer satisfaction through innovation. With the new plans, consumers and businesses alike can now get online anywhere in Nigeria within three business days, without the reliance on terrestrial infrastructure”.
Accessing Konnect’s very high-speed satellite broadband requires several easy steps. Customers can visit Konnect’s website (www.konnect.com), speak directly to the customer service by calling a 24/7 service number (0908 799 58 21 / 0908 799 58 26) or proceed to a licensed partner shop in order to meet directly with a Konnect team member. The dedicated staff will help customers to choose the right package and to arrange for quick installation.