Intelsat partners with Coca-Cola for satellite-enabled WiFi in Africa

Intelsat S.A, a satellite communications provider, and The Coca-Cola Company are working together to bring satellite-enabled WiFi services to remote communities across Africa.

The partnership will support both companies’ future business plans and also their mutual efforts to promote sustainable development, especially in underserved communities.

Internet access is a proven tool for stimulating economic growth in developing countries, with the World Bank reporting that a 10 percent increase in broadband penetration correlates to a 1.38% increase in GDP growth.

Under the new partnership, Intelsat will work with The Coca-Cola Company to establish WiFi access at certain retail facilities in rural areas, enabling personal and commercial connectivity for citizens.

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