Football Star Eyes Iraq Broadband Business

By John Lee.

The broadband company belonging to former Irish international soccer player and Sunderland boss Niall Quinn (pictured) is reported to be considering entering the Iraq market.

The Irish Independent reports that his company, QSat, has formed a partnership with another Irish company, Altobridge, that could take it into Iraq, where Altobridge already provides technology to bring mobile connectivity to remote areas.

Quinn's company aims to bring broadband to rural regions via an innovation in satellite technology.

The company will focus initially on Africa, and has set up an office in Kenya.

"Things are at an early stage," said Quinn. "We've partnered with Altobridge and Intel and satellite operator Avanti, who in September launched a new satellite technology called KA that makes things possible."

(Source: Irish Independent)

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