Tuvalu Telecommunications Taps Eutelsat’s EUTELSAT 172B for Connectivity to Tuvalu

Eutelsat Communications and The Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation have signed a contract for capacity on EUTELSAT 172B satellite to support the extension of corporate networks for government offices and key enterprises of the Tuvalu Islands.

Under the terms of this multi-year agreement, Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation will be leveraging the coverage of EUTELSAT 172B to fulfill its commitment to curb the digital divide in isolated areas. This agreement showcases yet again the full-fledge flagship role of satellite in providing a complete connectivity solution to end users.

“With this agreement, TTC will leverage the EUTELSAT 172B satellite to unlock corporate networks for government agencies and businesses on the islands,” says Christophe Cazes, Eutelsat’s Regional Vice President, Asia-Pacific region. “It exemplifies yet again how satellites today are an essential technology in ensuring governments, businesses and other institutions can meet their connectivity goals.”

Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation (TTC), the sole provider of telecommunications in Tuvalu, is a state-owned enterprise, which provides telecommunications and ICT services to subscribers on each of the islands and atolls of Tuvalu.

“Satellites are extremely well adapted to connect islands that are, by their very definition, cut-off and isolated from terrestrial networks,” says Tenanoia Simona, CEO of TTC. “We are delighted to be able to work with Eutelsat to bring this much awaited connectivity service into our Islands, that will push the development of Tuvalu forward.”

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