Benya Group signed MOU for Middle East and North Africa
OneWeb is to connect its low earth orbital satellite clusters to service and infrastructure providers in Egypt and the Middle East and Africa region. On May 23rd the low earth orbital (LEO) satellite service announced the signing of a new memorandum of understanding with the Benya Group to integrate the extra terrestrial telecom channels of OneWeb with the grounded networks of Benya’s clients, said Satellite Today.
First Egyptian sat ever
OneWeb NEOM is a joint venture formed by OneWeb and Neom in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the purpose of providing high-speed satellite connectivity to the city of Neom, the Kingdom, the wider Middle East and neighbouring East African states. Benya provides a range of products, services and digital systems through its subsidiaries that operate in telecoms, the cloud, security, hyperscale data centres, system building and systems integration. According to OneWeb, Benya is the first Egyptian firm to collaborate in the Middle East and Africa on the concept of LEO satellites.
OneWeb leads MEA
“We are thrilled with this collaboration as OneWeb is considered the leader in satellite projects across the Middle East and Africa,” Ahmed Mekky, chairman and CEO of Benya Group, said in a statement.
In May OneWeb also announced deals with Navarino Telecom, and Uzbeckspace. The former is one of the world’s largest distributors of Inmarsat services, integrated satellite communications solutions. Uzbekistan’s governmental agency Uzbekspace signed an MOU with OneWeb to explore new solutions for digital connectivity and innovation across the Republic of Uzbekistan.