NEPAD council has signed an agreement with SWANSAT Holding in which the Council will support promote the SWANSAT project. When the project is complete in 2015, SWANSAT pledges to offer subsidized broadband satellite bandwidth to Africa at a cost of 1Euro/per month for 2MB/s.
SWANSAT is a constellation of up to twelve telecommunications satellites that will operate the first commercial use of the Wband for delivery of two-way broadband Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services worldwide. Using 500,000 watts of broadcast power, SWANSAT will operate from geosynchronous orbit (GSO) as a hybrid Broadcast Satellite Service (BSS), Mobile Satellite Service (MSS), and Fixed Satellite Service (FSS).
For more details please visit SWANSAT