Satellite Internet Forum.

Welcome, Guest.
Welcome to this satellite broadband discussion forum. Wherever you are and whatever your problem we are here to help each other. Connecting to the internet via satellite is not always easy but is critically important to those in remote places or with poor terrestrial infrastructure. Both service providers and customers are encouraged to contribute. If you are showing as 'Guest', please register at the bottom of this home page if you wish to contribute or ask question. Read the Forum rules.
      Satellite internet forum          
Pages: 1

C-band VSAT wanted in Tanzania

(Read 6709 times)
Ex Member

Mar 7th, 2008 at 5:24pm  

I'm investigating options for a 10 seat internet cafe in southern Tanzania. My first impression is that we'll need 1024kbps down and maybe 256kbps up with a 10:1 share. Due to heavy rains several months out of the year we're looking at c-band. The iDirect system seems very nice, but we're not locked in to anything at this point.

I'm interested in hearing about other people's recommendations and also from providers.

If you are a provider, please provide comprehensive price information including setup fees, contract periods and equipment costs. Also what satellite you use, where your teleport is and what your links are, equipment installation requirements, if you require we buy the equipment from you, details of any SLA, historical uptime information if available, and any other information you have to offer.

If you are a customer, I'd love to hear about your experiences with your provider and vsat in general.

Thanks, this site is an invaluable resource!
Chris H.
Back to top
« Last Edit: Apr 1st, 2008 at 10:27pm by Admin1 »  
IP Logged
Ex Member

Reply #1 - Mar 10th, 2008 at 3:48pm  
We could provide what you asking for, off of T-10 C-Band, iDirect. We have competitive pricing. If this is something you are interested in please contact


Back to top
IP Logged
Ex Member

Reply #2 - Mar 11th, 2008 at 4:07am  
Hi Chris,

I have partner who is located in Tanzania currently. They are using C-band services. I believe my partner must able to give you the solution. Can you email me your contact information so that i can pass to my partner to contact you?

YM: tytjohnny
MSN: tytjohnny@hotmail.com
Skype" tytjohnny
Back to top
IP Logged
Ex Member

Reply #3 - Mar 21st, 2008 at 3:19am  
Dear Chris,

Good morning!

I hope everything is well with you today.

I am a Sales Engineer Specialist International of Shin Satellite PCL based in Thailand that owns 5 satellites: Thaicom 1A, Thaicom 2, Thaicom 3 (now deorbited) Thaicome 4 (popularly known as IPSTAR - one of the biggest satellites in the world - 6,505 Kg. ) and Thaicom 5 (replacement of Thaicom 3)

I am handling customers of the Whole African Regions, Asia, Autralia, CIS countries and Europe.

Tanzania is covered very well with our Thaicom 5. To check its footprints, please log on to this: http://www.thaicom.net/pages/our_satellite.aspx

We can provide you all the following: Equipments, Installation, Training, Satellite Transponder capacity in our Thaicom 5 and of course connection to the Global Internet Backbone.

Our teleport is one of the best 3 in Asia and it is located in Thaiand.

If you are interested on us to serve you, and to know our best price offer, then please send me you message to this address: handeilm@thaicom.net.

Thank you very much and best regards.

Have a nice and blessed day.

Handeil C. Magnanao
Sales Engineer Specialist - International
CIS Regions and Africa
Thaicom Satellite
Shin Satellite Public Company Limited
41/103 Rattanathibet Rd., Nonthaburi 11000, Thailand
Tel. (66) 2591-0736-49 Ext. 8327
Mobile Tel. (66) 89 201 4368
Fax.(66) 2591-0719
YM Id: hmagnanaw
Websites: http://www.thaicom.net/default_main.aspx
          www.ipstar.com <http://www.ipstar.com/>;

Back to top
IP Logged
Ex Member

Reply #4 - Apr 23rd, 2008 at 10:20am  
Dear Sir,

I can provide you the service on NSS7 on C-Band. If interested, send me an email to sales@gtsc.ae so I can quote.

Back to top
IP Logged
Ex Member

Reply #5 - Jul 27th, 2008 at 12:11am  
Hey Chris have you got the VSAT you were looking forward to buy?thanks
Back to top
IP Logged
Ex Member

Reply #6 - Jul 27th, 2008 at 11:33am  

Call me on +254722693736. I am currently in Kenya  setting up a link for iDirect c-band for one of our customer same contention as you want  We have both c-band and  Ku band. Alternately  i can send you all details on email.

We have several customers in TZ already who we can give as reference.

Space  Engineering

Back to top
IP Logged
Ex Member

Reply #7 - Jul 31st, 2008 at 9:27am  
Hi Chris,
We can provide you with a C-band kit for 6700 USD(includes installation) and the bandwidth for 3724 USD on a contention ratio of 4:1.

Please contact me through sales@komsolafrica.com if you are interested.
Back to top
« Last Edit: Aug 1st, 2008 at 2:35pm by N/A »  
IP Logged
Ex Member

Reply #8 - Mar 17th, 2009 at 11:19am  

My name is Ashraf Hagelnur and I represent SudaSat Co. We are a global VSAT provider and cover all of Africa, as well as other regions of the world.  With a lot of installations in many countries on the African content, we are the provider of choice for many global NGOs, Government organizations, and multinational companies.

I will be glad to provide you with more information about what we offer in order to help you with your current needs.

I can be reached via email at ashraf.h@sudasat.sd and remain at your service.

Kind regards,

Ashraf Hagelnur Swar Eldahab
Network Engineer - Integration Department
SudaSat Co.
T: +249912183033 
F: +249 183 216861
M: ashraf.h@sudasat.sd

Back to top
IP Logged
Ex Member

Reply #9 - Oct 6th, 2009 at 10:38am  

I've read this post with interest, because I'm also thinking about internet-access for one (max. 2 computers) in rural southern tanzania. Not that big (max. 256 or 512kbps down), but I don't know if it's payable for my small budget.
I know c-band-equipment is about 3000US$. But I really don't know about prices for
- monthly subscription or
- volume-based-prepaid (my favorite)
please can you tell me about average prices (e.g. per Gigabyte), so that I will know if that is payable for me and my small budget.

thanks for your answer(s)
felix witte
Back to top
IP Logged
Ex Member

Reply #10 - Oct 6th, 2009 at 3:01pm  

I will send you our proposal on your email. We have several customer already in TZ

Back to top
IP Logged
Ex Member

Reply #11 - Nov 1st, 2009 at 2:27pm  
your ---- provider is SKYVISION GLOBAL NETWORK LLC. we have presence in 120 countries and over 20 African Countries. we provide iDirect Solutions to over 3000 Customers in Nigeria. Major IS provider to CDMA, GSM, and Bigg ISPs in Nigeria, other African Countries and Eastern Europe.
Contact Me. Skyvision Country Representative, Mr. Abdlrazaq Ayodeji SHITTU, 233 IKORODU ROAD, 1ST FLOOR ARET ADAMS HOUSE,ILUPEJU,LAGOS,NIGERIA
EMAIL: Shittu.Ayodeji@sky-vision.net
Sales Director West Africa: Mr. Eytan Mesika
Back to top
« Last Edit: Nov 1st, 2009 at 3:46pm by Admin1 »  
IP Logged
Ex Member

Reply #12 - Jun 13th, 2011 at 2:53pm  
SkyVision provides satellite-based VSAT solutions specially designed to provide you with a quality internet connection, at attractive pricing. For Premium C-Band VSAT Service Go To: http://vsatcband.skyvision.net/vsat-cband-lobby/

- Weather-resistant C-Band frequency
- iDirect technology, SCPC, DVB

- Variety of contention ratios
- Local Presence

- Multilingual service
- 24/7 technical support

Teleport Hub: USA and the Middle East

Satellite Beam: NSS-10 Footprint - http://www.skyvision.net/sites/default/files/news_press/NSS-10%20C-band.jpg?1276...

W2A Footprint - http://www.skyvision.net/sites/default/files/news_press/10e-w2a-C.gif?1276097635
Back to top
« Last Edit: Jun 14th, 2011 at 8:15am by N/A »  
IP Logged
Pages: 1