Orange signed a distribution agreement with satellite company OneWeb to enhance its connectivity in rural locations in Europe, Latin America, Africa and other global regions.
In a statement, the operator said it will integrate OneWeb low Earth orbit (LEO) technology to provide enhanced latency to enterprise customers and units across hard-to-reach areas. Orange claimed the partnership will aid it in increasing user satisfaction and enable new applications and OTT services.
The operator noted units will see increased resiliency and geographical reach for enterprise solutions and backhauling in remote locations.
Orange International networks infrastructures and services, EVP Jean-Louis Le Roux said satellite technology will “accelerate the digital inclusion of populations within our subsidiaries in Africa and the Middle East.”
OneWeb CEO Neil Masterson added: “Orange’s market-leading position across several continents, coupled with OneWeb’s unique network and LEO technology, will help bridge digital divides and ensure access to efficient, high-quality, and reliable broadband internet is available to customers in Europe, Latin America, Africa and other locations across the world.”
Africa has proven to be a revenue-driving segment for the French operator group with consecutive year-on-year growth.