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Intelsat Commits to Smart Africa to Drive Digital Transformation

By | June 6, 2018
Transform Africa Summit 2018 in Kigali

Intelsat joined Smart Africa during the Transform Africa Summit 2018 in Kigali. Photo Credit: Transform Africa Summit

Intelsat has announced that during the Transform Africa Summit held in Kigali, Rwanda in May, it joined Smart Africa, a 2013-established initiative to accelerate sustainable socio-economic development and usher Africa into the knowledge economy through affordable access to broadband and usage of Information and Communications Technology (ICT).

Smart Africa is geared toward connecting, innovating and transforming the continent into a knowledge economy thereby driving global competitiveness and job creation. The initiative also aims at enabling member states to become more competitive, agile, open and innovative smart economies with the most favorable business climates that attracts large-scale investments, rewards entrepreneurship and enables fast growth and exports, leveraging ICT innovations to transform African nations into smart societies.