TeleNET selects Forsway Scandinavia ABs hybrid satellite technology for enhanced Internet connectivity in Sub Saharan Africa

SKÖVDE, SWEDEN, January 16, 2017: After extensive technical evaluations and tests during 2016, TeleNET has selected Forsway Scandinavia AB’s innovative Internet access solution combining satellite and cellular technologies. TeleNET has furthermore selected one of the world’s premier telecoms companies as their Sales & Distribution and mobile partner.

The service is brought to the market in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) using the combined distribution networks of TeleNET and their mobile partner.

Ilir Husic, TeleNET’s CEO and Joseph Tshamala, COO, commented on the selection of Forsway:
“The service will provide an excellent opportunity for people, companies, governmental agencies and NGO’s who are in areas with less-than-perfect mobile networks to enjoy broadband services at a reasonable cost. By partnering with global leaders in the mobile and satellite domains, as well as with Forsway, we feel that we have created a very solid team.”

From Forsway, Tobias Forsell, founder and CEO remarked: “We are very satisfied to have been included in this very competent team of top players. TeleNET, with their long experience from DTH and ICT services as well as a strong local network, is an ideal partner that have the skills and muscles to integrate and deliver an excellent service based on our platform.”
For further information, please contact Tobias Forsell, CEO, Forsway Scandinavia AB, +46709797052, .

About Forsway
Forsway Scandinavia AB is a Swedish technology company focussing on innovative ways of deploying broadband services. With activities on five continents and mainly basing the solutions on combinations of satellite and existing terrestrial technologies, the company enables broadband services for the billions of people who still are struggling to get on-line, today and without need for deploying additional network infrastructure.

About TeleNET
A Sub Sahara African pioneer in DTH services since more than 15 years, TeleNET is one of DRC’s strongest players in TV, ICT and communications services, serving both the private and governmental markets. One of TeleNET’s main activities is serving as a local distribution partner for DStv, Africa’s largest DTH provider.

Leslie Johnsen
Communications Director, Forsway
M: +47 4145 8043