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OneWeb and Benya Group collaborate to provide connectivity services in the Middle East and Africa

Leading digital solutions and ICT infrastructure provider Benya Group announces the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with OneWeb and the joint venture entity formed between OneWeb and NEOM to explore the distribution of connectivity services across the MEA region.

 

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Dubai, UAE, 23 May, 2022 - Benya Group, the leading digital solutions and ICT infrastructure provider in Egypt and the MEA Region, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with OneWeb, the low Earth orbit satellite communications company.

OneWeb NEOM J.V., a joint venture formed by OneWeb and NEOM in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the purpose of providing high-speed satellite connectivity to NEOM, the Kingdom, the wider Middle East and neighbouring East African states has agreed this MoU with Benya Group. The signing took place during CABSAT in Dubai on May 19th 2022 and marks Benya Group's first satellite project.

The MoU will facilitate discussions between the parties regarding the support and maintenance of telecom infrastructure throughout the Middle East and Africa, with the goal of providing fully integrated telecom networks to the network infrastructure of Benya Group’s clients. 

Eng. Ahmed Mekky, Chairman and CEO of Benya Group, said: "We are thrilled with this collaboration as OneWeb is considered the leader in satellite projects across the Middle East and Africa."

Laith Hamad, VP Government and Regulatory Engagement, OneWeb and Board Member of OneWeb NEOM JV said: “We are excited to cooperate with Benya to bring affordable connectivity to the widest possible audience in the region, especially for so many who do not yet have high-speed internet. This is another great milestone towards enabling connectivity through the state of art OneWeb LEO satellite technologies enabled by the OneWeb NEOM JV.”

About Benya Group

Benya Group is the first Egyptian firm to collaborate in the Middle East and Africa on the concept of LEO (low Earth orbit) satellites, specifically with the OneWeb Network. Benya provides a wide range of products, services, and digital solutions through its subsidiaries that operate in several ICT sectors, including telecommunication services, cloud and security solutions, hyperscale data centres, manufacturing technology-based solutions, and systems integration.

Benya Group has earned a solid reputation as a major enabler of digital transformation through its existing service offerings and robust development plans to deliver a full ICT value chain. Benya Group is positioned and acknowledged as the preferred partner for both public and private sector customers, and they remain dedicated to digitally transforming nations and organisations, ultimately improving the lives of the people they serve. Benya Group is committed to establishing a digitally unified and intelligent MEA Region.

About OneWeb:

OneWeb enables connectivity for governments, businesses, and communities. It is implementing a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites with a network of global gateway stations and a range of user terminals to provide an affordable, fast, high-bandwidth and low-latency communications service, connected to the IoT future and a pathway to 5G for everyone, everywhere. www.oneweb.net 

About OneWeb NEOM J.V.:

The OneWeb NEOM JV was formed in October 2021 to bring high-speed satellite connectivity to NEOM, Saudi Arabia, the wider Middle East and neighbouring countries. 

Find out more at http://www.oneweb.net