Liquid Dataport, the international connectivity arm of Liquid Intelligent, recently partnered with Intelsat, a global satellite service provider, to provide redundant connectivity in the event of power outages or crises. This partnership aims to provide “service continuity” by enabling customer organizations to maintain connectivity to their mission-critical applications using low-power satellite equipment powered by solar panels or small generators. These services are already available in South Africa.
David Eurin, CEO of Liquid Dataport, highlighted the importance of broadband connectivity for digital transformation in Africa, but also noted that intermittent power outages are a major obstacle. Through this partnership with Intelsat, businesses will be able to stay connected even during national planned power outages, helping to bridge the digital divide by allowing businesses to maintain uninterrupted connectivity.
Rhys Morgan, vice president and general manager of sales for EMEA media and networks at Intelsat, expressed his commitment to support Liquid Dataport’s efforts to minimize the disruption caused by the power outage in South Africa through their global network. This agreement was announced at the AfricaCom event currently taking place in Cape Town, South Africa.