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VSAT installers in Africa

Francis Zhakata - Company name: Vsat Afriq

Satellite internet and VSAT installation services in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana and Namibia.

Francis is a Certified VSAT Consultant trained by the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) organisation. He is based in Zimbabwe but he and his team are willing to travel as needed.

His team have experience with the following: 2.4m C-Band, 1.2m Ku-Band, Ka-Band antenna and radio systems at all sizes using iDirect, Gilat, Comtech, Hughes, DVB-S2, Linkstar, Schumberger and Paradise technology modem and indoor equipment.

He also offers a full range of communication services and products such as:

  • Networking solutions incorporating WIFI, WIMAX and Cable

  • Phone leasing

  • Mobile VSAT units are available for satellite news gathering (SNG)

His "Vsat Afriq" team is available 24hrs for work anywhere in Africa.

"With engineers in every African country we are able to timely meet your requirements. We offer maritime and land bandwidth access and sat engineers to the public (SOHO, CAFES, WIRELESS ISP ETC and other other service providers."

Update: Now expanded to include Namibia following recent work there.

Contact details: "Vsat Afriq", 10th floor, Fidelity Life Tower, 2 Luck St., Harare, Zimbabwe

Email:    skype: franzzhak
North Africa contacts: +252 61 7165209
Southern Africa contact: +27 73 8758327


Vsat Afriq

Internet access for the motherland.

2.4m diameter VSAT antenna installation
2.4m diameter antenna installation on a roof in Botswana.
Feed system is circular polarisation.

Here are some pictures of a recent VSAT installation in Botswana.

Preparing to lift the concrete blocks
 for the base of the non-penetrating antenna mount.

Using crane to lift the antenna reflector panels.

Work on the roof
Non-penetrating antenna mount
Mount pole and antenna backing structure assembled.

Preparing to attach the first half reflector panel.

First half of the reflector attached.

Preparing the second half of the reflector.
(see picture at the top of the page for the completed antenna)

Job complete.

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Page started 1 Oct 2010 , last amended 19 Feb 2014