Curvalux, UCLG Africa, and Pegasus Capital Partner to Bring Solar-Powered Broadband to Africa

Collaborative effort aims to deploy sustainable broadband, connecting millions in Africa, fostering local businesses, and promoting sustainability.

In a collaborative effort announced at the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference, Curvalux, UCLG Africa, and Pegasus Capital Advisors have signed an MOU. The partnership aims to deploy sustainable solar-powered broadband technologies across Africa, benefitting millions with enhanced connectivity.

Curvalux, known for its solar-powered fixed wireless access (FWA) broadband tech, joins forces with UCLG Africa, a confederation of 16,000 African cities, and Pegasus Capital Advisors, a global equity fund manager. The goal is to establish FWA infrastructure, providing high-speed broadband to approximately 350 million Africans lacking reliable connectivity.

This initiative addresses the significant internet service gap in Africa, unlocking opportunities in remote work, education, healthcare, and economic development. The collaboration not only aims to connect the unconnected but also to create a sustainable model for local broadband businesses, fostering resilience and growth.

Curvalux will supply equipment and training, UCLG Africa will navigate local challenges, and Pegasus will offer funding for solar-powered internet connectivity projects.

Our highly energy-efficient fixed wireless access technology leverages solar-power to mitigate the lack of electricity or high electrical costs in Africa. This innovation underscores our dedication to sustainability, aiming to reduce carbon footprints and promote a greener, more sustainable future. This impactful partnership is also a catalyst for creating a viable, self-sustainable local business for the African communities. We achieve this by providing training, enabling communities to operate and maintain the internet service locally. This not only creates jobs but also brings economic benefit to the community while delivering quality internet service for its local citizens.

Richard Pak, CEO, Curvalux

UCLG Africa’s deep-rooted expertise in navigating the intricate landscapes of Africa enables us to cut through red tape and adapt quickly to regulatory and political environments. We are excited to collaborate with Curvalux’s team to swiftly implement transformative projects that make a positive impact on our communities for millions of Africans, create jobs and empower entrepreneurs across our continent, particularly for the creative youth.

Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi, Secretary General, UCLG Africa

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