Konnect Africa Opens New Opportunities for Internet Entrepreneurs

In Startup, Tech

Kenyan youth have another chance to earn revenues because Satellite internet service provider Konnect Africa is looking for partners or agents to connect locals with pay as you go internet services.

The company is looking for partners who can be individual entrepreneurs, existing shops, restaurants among others to help provide satellite internet to their neighborhoods under agreed contractual terms.

The partner acquires a kit that will act as a receiver and beam satellite internet to the neighborhood to pay as you go internet consumers.  This comes after Facebook-backed Express Wifi introduced similar internet deals in various satellite towns in Nairobi.

The Eutelsat owned Konnect Africa and Express wifi are banking on satellite internet that local internet providers such as Safaricom, Liquid Telcom, Zuku and others cannot deliver because their fibre optic cable networks do not make business sense in rural and satellites towns.

Kenya has at least 40 percent of its youth unemployed and it is hoped that internet connectivity could create more opportunities and unlock idol labour capacity.

Available for a few cents

Wi-Fi hotspot access can be available for a few cents, family offers are being optimised for a few dozens of dollars, while high grade corporate services are also proposed to enable videoconferencing, storage, audio-visual content development and safe and reliable communication.

“Konnect Africa aims to give its partners the means to succeed with each relevant segment, through dedicated commercial, marketing and technical support. The company will also train and reward local installers to enhance service quality and drive more talent into the industry,” the company said on its website.

The hotspots can be boosted by purchase of repeaters to widen the radius of internet coverage in the neighbourhood. The customers will be required to purchase vouchers or pay via mobile money iorder to access the bundles.

The challenge with this hotspots is that most shopping centers are normally far from residential areas and hence many users cannot access them in the comfort of their homes.

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