Speedcast Government Provides Connectivity for Niger Election
Speedcast Government is supporting a United Nations agency and an independent national electoral committee in Niger, Africa, to prevent electoral fraud. Speedcast Government has been asked to provide satellite internet services, equipment, life-cycle operation, installation, maintenance and logistics support for eight regional electoral sites.
The project is divided in two phases and expected to be completed before Niger’s legislative and presidential elections take place in 2020-2021. A general election is scheduled for Dec. 27, 2020 to elect the president and National Assembly.
“As part of the great efforts being taken to provide a transparent, fair and equitable election process in Niger, Speedcast Government is pleased to be able to support the U.N.’s mission in this endeavor and we look forward to future opportunities where our satcom expertise can add value,” Speedcast Government Senior Director of Global Accounts Brum Cerzosimo said.