Rural services: Airtel signs resell agreement with Thuraya

Satellite phone operator, Thuraya, has signed a reseller agreement with telecommunications network operator, BhartiAirtel for its African mobile network subsidiaries.

Expected to kick-off from May, the agreement will allow Airtel Africa sell Thuraya’s products and airtime packages at their retail outlets and through their enterprise account team.
Thuraya said that its satellite network helps bridge the digital divide by providing an immediate and cost-effective way for Airtel Africa to extend its coverage, while generating new revenue streams and providing vital connectivity.

Chief Executive Officer of BhartiAirtel Africa, Christian de Faria said, “Providing reliable connectivity in many remote parts of Africa can be challenging. This partnership enables us to extend our coverage and services for businesses and general consumers who live or work in very remote areas. Thuraya’s satellite services will be combined with the reliable,
high-quality voice calls and broadband access that our customers are accustomed to experiencing in our urban centers.”

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