Rivada Space Networks Joins ITU Partner2Connect Digital Coalition to Foster Meaningful Connectivity and Digital Transformation Globally

Rivada Space Networks GmbH, a disruptive new company launching a constellation of 600 low-earth-orbit communications satellites, today announced a pledge of $112 million toward creating an Open Access Platform for the ITU Partner2Connect Digital Coalition to help bridge the digital divide.

Today, around 2.9 billion people – 37 per cent of the world’s population – have never used the Internet despite a global surge in connectivity in the past two years. An estimated 96 per cent of them live in developing countries.

In response to the continuing challenge of the digital divide, the ITU has launched the Partner2Connect Digital Coalition, a multi-stakeholder alliance to help mobilize resources to transform societies, promote sustainable digital technology uptake, and ensure meaningful connectivity for everyone.

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