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Afrikanet - Oxford Consultech

This company provides satellite Internet connection wherever you are in Africa in the satellite beam footprints shown, using 1.2m, 1.8m or 2.4m diameter antenna dishes.

Availability is in C-Band or Ku-band satellite beams as shown in the maps on the right:

C-Band: iDirect and Comtech hubs

iDirect Infinity Series 3100 or 5100 modems or iDirect Evolution X3 on the Intelsat IS-903 or the SES WORLDSKIES NSS-12 satellite.  C band (using the lower 4 and 6 GHz frequency bands) is less affected by rain and is ideal for service in very high rainfall locations, but does generally need a larger size satellite dish and much more substantial mounting arrangements.

Vipersat COMTECH EF DATA service is available at Burum Hub [Castor] for SCPC using Comtech CDM-570L modems.

Ku band: iDirect hub with Infiniti or Evolution DVB-S2 ACM

iDirect Infinity Series 3100 modems or iDirect Evolution X3 DVB-S2 modems on the TELSTAR T-11N satellite.  Ku band is ideal for low or moderate rainfall areas and the lower cost, ease of transport and installation of the smaller dish make it attractive.  The high power of the Telstar satellite helps to minimise rain affects.

Hardware prices* are from euro 425 for a complete system on Ku band and euro 2990 on C-Band iDirect.

For more details, including *current prices etc., please visit their web site at

WiFi HotSpot and WLan bridges are available to extend the reach of your VSAT within your business or local community, thus sharing the cost of your VSAT internet connection.
If you are in Africa and want to become a local partner in your country please contact: Afrikanet - Oxford Consultech International

United Kingdom:
Oxford Culham Innovation Center
Science Center, Building D5 - Oxford OX14 3DB
Tel: 00 44 1865 408 365
Fax: 00 44 207 900 6479

Nord Sud TT : 58 rue haute, 91850 Bouray sur Juine
Tel: 00 33 1 69 49 63 65
Fax: 00 33 1 53 01 35 61

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Amos5 beam footprint
Amos 5 pan-African C band beam

iDirect service offered on Intelsat 903 (34.5 west)         SES WORLDSKIES NSS-12 at at 57E Africa C band beam

iDirect service offered on Intelsat 903 (34.5 west) and also on SES WORLDSKIES NSS-12 at at 57E Africa C band beam.

iDirect hubs used are at Fuchsstadt /Germany and at Burum in the Netherlands and is operated by Intelsat and by Castor.  Afrikanet are a Virtual Network Operator so they have control of their own traffic handling arrangements at the hub.

Ku band coverage from EUTELSAT W21B satellite
Waka Ku band coverage from EUTELSAT W21B satellite.
Africa coverage includes Senegal, Cote d'Ivore, Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo, Tanzania, Madagascar. Look closely at the map above to see where you are located.

   iDirect Infiniti on INTELSAT IS-907     iDirect Evolution on TELSTAR T-11N (37.5 west): satellite footprint

iDirect Infiniti on INTELSAT IS-907 and iDirect Evolution on TELSTAR T-11N (37.5 west) satellite.  The iDirect hub for DVB-S2 is in the UK at ARQIVA Bedford and the Intelsat Hub is the USA.

Afrikanet and partner locations in Africa
Offices and local partner locations

► Page created  3rd June 2006, amended 28 Sept 2011, 27 Feb 2015  Eric Johnston

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I have written this page using some information provided by AfrikaNet and used here with their kind permission.  This is not a paid for advertisement.

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