Satellites are synonymous with television broadcasting for many people. But they’re also gaining popularity as a means of delivering broadband. For emerging markets, like those in Africa, where terrestrial broadband solutions could take years to become ubiquitous, satellite is the only viable option.
As the number of sub-sea cables landing on African shores is increasing, the number of satellites serving the continent is also on a rise.
Ibrahima Guimba-Saidou, General Manager for SES in Africa, says despite the growing number of submarine cables landing on African shores, the company is optimistic about the future of satellite technology on the continent.