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April 7th, 2020

Forsway Working with CSS and Arabsat to Provide Broadband Comms to West Africa

Forsway, a provider of broadband solutions, and CSS, a West African communications services provider, have announced the next phase of their cooperation in Mauritania to deliver affordable broadband in West Africa.

Tapping CSS’ local expertise, Arabsat’s Xtend Africa managed service and Forsway’s satellite broadband extension, the partners came together to provide emerging economies in Africa with access to affordable satellite internet services and opportunities aimed at help build a productive economy, business, education and access to health services and information.

CSS’ CEO and founder, Houssein Cherif, commented that the company has been trialing the Xtend Africa managed service from Arabsat / Forsway during a first assessment phase. The results, boosting poorly performing mobile and VSAT links in an affordable and dynamic way, are very promising. Therefore, despite these uncertain times, the company has committed to  investing in additional equipment and to expand West African service offerings. Now, more than ever, affordable broadband can make a difference in these local markets.

Tobias Forsell, CEO of Forsway, added that the firm has teamed with Arabsat who, using the company's Xtend satellite extension platform and BADR-7, provide managed, pan-African broadband services to local and regional communications service providers such as CSS. With people  restricted in their mobility, affordable broadband is more critical  than ever.  With more than 3 billion people lacking reliable internet access, Forsway is working hard to do its part in making connectivity accessible to all.