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Dish pointing: Sudan and Ethiopia

Africa VSAT installers

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Internet via satellite, email and VoIP access connection via direct two-way customer dish terminals have been possible for over 10 years in Africa following a maturing of VSAT technology and the building of large teleport hub dishes for service into Africa.

Fast web downloads, email, ftp file transfers and streaming video and audio are achieved with speeds of typically up to one or more Mbit/s, using a share of a high bandwidth connection from a large hub station with a rate of up to 36 Msym/s (like digital sat TV DVB-S or -S2 signal).

African satellite internet capacity is normally shared.  Services for home and small office users have higher sharing ratios, but are lower cost than services for business or internet café users where dedicated or low ratio sharing is the rule.

Service providers have tariff options for various bit rates and Mbytes transferred. Email and internet web browsing are the usual intended use. For applications requiring substantial uploading of data or for real time two way video or VoIP ask about higher price options and feasibility.

Satellite connection is available via the beam maps and service providers shown below. Scroll all the way down this page to find all suitable providers.  Ask for initial equipment price plus monthly costs for different peak bit rates and total amounts of Mbytes downloaded.  C band refers to 4 - 6 GHz operation. Ku refers to 11-12 - 14 GHz operation. C band needs generally a larger dish, but suffers less from heavy rain. C band suffers interference from terrestrial WiMAX networks in some places.  For some densely populated places along the North Africa coast there is Ka band (17-30 GHz) coverage using the European Tooway service, see: European Tooway satellite service
Read my text summary for each provider.  Click on emails where your location matches the coverage maps. Explain your requirements and ask for current prices and confirm technical details. Alternatively, you may click here to Email all service providers on this page


BusinessCom is the satellite telecommunications service provider operating since 2003.

Their solutions, covering all Africa include:
• iDirect Broadband
• Managed Satellite Access Service
• Maritime
• DVB-S2/ACM and SCPC
• Managed Private Networks and VNO
• Hubless Mesh Networks
• MPLS, Ethernet and VPN
• Bandwidth Management & Optimization
• Inmarsat
• Custom solutions

BusinessCom solutions range from broadband Internet access to intercontinental satellite WANs, Inmarsat connectivity and VSAT links supporting scientific missions.

Clients include Enterprise, Energy & Utilities, Defense and Government, Maritime, Business Continuity, Cellular Backhaul and ISP networks.

They operate multiple networks with uplinks from USA, Germany (DE1) and Sweden (SE1).
Services available in Africa in C-Band frequency range on SES 4, NSS-10, NSS-12 and APT Apstar 7 satellites.
In Ku-Band: Telesat Telstar 11N and Eutelsat 21B.

Call them on +1-866-556-3176 or

  get a quote online via http://www.bcsatellite.net/quotation/ or

  e-mail to vsat-satsigs@bcsatellite.net

ZiSat by HostQuarters
ZiSat VSAT teleport hub All Africa covered with: NSS12, NSS10, Arabsat 5c, Yahsat, Hylas 2, T11N, Apt-7, Amos 5 & Yamal 402.

ZiSat by HostQuarters are a Satellite & Broadcast services provider based in Pennsylvania, USA, offering Dedicated and Shared Access on Ka, Ku & C-band to NGO, Emissaries & Businesses across Middle East & Africa.

Including SCPC/SCPC, Private Network/ VNO, Point to Point/Multipoint and Fleet Broadband.  Platforms:  iDirect, Comtech and Hughes. Satellites coverages: NSS12, NSS10, Arabsat 5c, Yahsat, Hylas 2, T11N, Apt-7, Amos 5 & Yamal 402.

Phone: +1 267 341 1619
Email: sales@zisat.net

Website: www.zisat.net
Skype: zisatbroadband

 

Skytic Telecom in Congo

A5C Africa beam
A5C satellite
T11N Africa beam
T11N satellite

Skytic Telecom is a licensed internet service provider in Congo providing VSAT, fiber optic and wireless services.

They offer effective solutions for large, medium and small business.

They have a local Network Operations Center and technical support in  in Pointe-Noire and Brazaville staffed by technicians and engineers ready to assist.

More details:   English version

Version française

Contact: info@skytic-telecom.cg

Tel: +242 05 576 74 99

Web: http://www.skytic-telecom.cg

128 Rue Bouyala, Immeuble Mayala, BP 235, Pointe-Noire, Congo

 

IsoTropic Networks
Isotropic logo Global coverage maps

Fixed : Mobile : Maritime : Auto pointing : Inmarsat

  • Company Owned & Operated Teleports
  • iDirect Host Network Operator (HNO)
  • Flexible & Scalable Bandwidth Packages
  • iDirect Evolution & iNFINITY Networks
  • Installation & Maintenance Services
  • On-Demand Dedicated Bandwidth
  • 24/7/365 Technical Support

For higher resolution details of individual African satellite beam coverages, click on the map above go to a detailed interactive map at the Isotropic web site.

W2835 Krueger Road, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Contact: Phone:  +1 262-248-9600   Email: sales@isosat.net

 

DSD Telecom: iDirect internet par satellite en Afrique
AMOS 5 C band footprint
 4/6 GHz iDirect service on AMOS 5 at 17 East. Also, 4/6 GHz on Africasat 1A and Intelsat 25.
Yahsat 1A C band footprint
4/6 GHz premium SCPC/SCPC and low contention ratio iDirect service on Yahsat 1A at 52.5 East.
Yamal 402 Ku band footprint
Ku band iDirect service in Ku Yamal 402 at 54.9 East. Also, Ku on T11N, Astra 4A and E70.5B

Basée à Paris, cette société offre un service dans toute l'Afrique en utilisant trois couvertures comme indiqué. Dans chaque cas, la technologie iDirect est offert mais l'ADSL par satellite, le SCPC/SCPC et les technologies de réseaux maillés..

DSD fournit des services VSAT depuis 1998. L'entreprise est un choix attrayant pour les clients francophones.

Lire les revues sur ce site: version anglaise

ou la version française.

Contact: Tel: +33 (0)1 83 64 59 16
Web: www.dsdafrique.com

Email: mlaurent@dsd.fr

 


Bentley Walker : Hughes HX50 and iDirect services
Telstar 11N Ku-band beam footprint
Hughes HX50 and iDirect service on Telstar 11N at 37.5 west.
Eutelsat W3A Ku-band beam footprint
Hughes HX50 and iDirect service on Eutelsat W3A at 7 east.
W2a C-band beam footprint
iDirect service in 4/6 GHz on Eutelsat W2A.

Telstar 11N  ( 37.5 deg west ):  Hughes HX50 and Evolution X3 technologies.

Eutelsat W3A ( 7 deg east ): Hughes HX50 and Evolution X3 technologies.

Eutelsat W2A ( 10 deg east ): 4/6 GHz :    Evolution X3 technology.

Further services are planned on AMOS 5.

Various grades of service plus special quality of service controls and advanced proprietary TCP/IP compression to give faster downloads compared with unprocessed feeds, plus customer access to traffic monitoring system.

Click here to email: sales@bentleywalker.com or phone now 00 44 2392 311 103 (ref:satsig)

WAFA - Your gateway to high speed internet.
Telstar 11N beam footprint
Telstar 11N beam.
Eutelsat W3A beam coverage
Eutelsat W3A beam.
The Telstar 11N satellite, at 37.5 west longitude, provides coverage from Senegal, through Nigeria to Southern Africa. Eutelsat W3A, at 7 east, provides the same, plus the eastern coast, Madagascar and Mauritius. Typical dish size is 1.2m diameter. Ask about dish size if you are near the beam edge, where a larger dish may be recommended.

WAFA offer high speed VSAT satellite internet access services on both Telstar 11N (at 37.5 west) and Eutelsat W3A at 7 west, using HughesNet HX equipment.

Special offers: HughesNet HX 50 or iDirect X3 VSAT kit. Terms and conditions apply.

Tell WAFA where you are located and explain what services you require. They have a range of tariffs to match your requirements, from single user to large business / community ISP etc.  Accepting all major credit cards for any transactions.

For complete details email: sales@wafa.ae

GlobalTT.com
GTT Logo Teleport dishes Intelsat 10 service area AB-3 satellite beam map

Coverage examples: [ IS-10 ] DRC, Congo, South Africa, Angola, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Madagascar, SA.

[ IS-1R ] Senegal, Mali, Niger, Burkina, Sierra-Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Guinéa, Gambia, Mauritania.

Globaltt.com is an operator with their own ground station in Brussels - Belgium

Service: SkyOne-IP over West Africa (IS-1r). Regular Internet service, Ipsky2e over the Central and South of Africa (IS-10). Fixed usage:  Private users, Soho/Sme Corporate, UN, NGOs, ISP's.

Bandwidth available with shared access (5:1)

  • 2Mbps max Receive and 128kbps max transmit with a small 1.2m parabolic antenna.
  • Many different type of subscription from a Quota to Shared to Unlimited.
  • Leased line or dedicated line also available.

Options: Voip, Vpn-Ipsec, Mesh or intercom, Public static IP, Vehicle, Maritime, Transportable, All-in-a-Box appliance (mail, FW, DNS, server)

GlobalTT.com operate their own teleport with 155Mbps and 34Mbps backbone connectivity.

Coverage examples: [ IS-10 ] DRC, Congo, South Africa, Angola, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Madagascar, SA.

[ IS-1R ] Senegal, Mali, Niger, Burkina, Sierra-Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Guinéa, Gambia, Mauritania.

Read about their Satnet-IP service for DRC and Africa

Customer VSAT dishes are typically 1.2m diameter with up to 61 PCs connected.

Contact: 

MMTelcom logo MM Telcom Corp. New York, USA  Reliable communications since 1991.
Africa beam footprint Bus equipped with satellite internet dish
Our tour with VoIP bus and dish.
Coverage: All Africa, Middle East and Europe.
4/6 GHz on 1.8m dish

One stop shopping for equipment and service.
American service for Business, Enterprise, NGO's, educational or Government use to all of Africa. Providing high speed internet (9.0 meg downlink, 4.2 meg uplink) quality VoIP, video, distant learning and multi-casting capabilities.
Two way broadband satellite internet by direct access connection to/from New York.  Shared or dedicated C band service.  TDMA or SCPC. You may extend your network up to 12 km radius by using our next generation Wi-Fi equipment (protocol 802.11) or 40 km using WiMax (802.16)

Running VOIP? Now you can run full E1 (30 lines) using only 128k! (4k per voice)
No download quota or limits.  Best warranty ever: if equipment is down then your monthly billing is stopped.
24/7 tech support engineers in USA and Europe. 

For further details : info@mmtelcom.com  or 516-608-8464

New Era Systems
VSAT dish installation
2.4m C band terminal
Intelsat 907 coverage
PanAmSat 1R at 45 west is also available and provides good coverage of North West Africa.
For more details click on map.
New Era Systems operate direct from their own International Teleport, located in Miami, Florida.   The Teleport provides connection for C-Band coverage on PAS1R, Intelsat 707 and 907.   All make use of cross strapped transponders so that the hub operates in the N. America beam while your VSAT dish operates in the Africa coverage beam.

Installations requiring high volume connections of >1MB will find cost savings by installing the larger 3.8m or 4.5m antennas.   Although these antennas cost more to purchase and ship, there will be savings on the re-occurring monthly bandwidth cost that will compensate for the higher initial cost.

Cyber Cafes, ISP's, telephone companies and corporate offices all use VSAT communication for more efficient operation and increased profit. The equipment division of New Era will sell and install a VSAT system exactly designed for a client's needs.
Email: sales@newerasystems.net

Global Broadband Solution
IS 904 C band beam PAS-10 Ku band beam
C and Ku band beam coverages includes Ghana, Togo, Benin,  Nigeria, Gabon, Congo RDC, Angola, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Madagascar and S.A.

GBS specialise in the design and the supply of integrated solutions in the satellite and wireless telecommunication field.  They provide turn-key and tailor-made solutions for projects of any size. They use BT's Teleport facility at Martlesham, UK,  to host their own VSAT iDirect hub and equipments providing internet services to Africa.   They are also in partnership with Intelsat and Satlynx and their technical staff to install C-Band services everywhere in Africa.  ViperSat is another partner, offering a technologically advanced infrastructure products, providing bandwidth-efficient and scalable solutions.

For urban concentrations, GBS are installing WiMAX wireless infrastructure for internet and intranet access. GBS operate with Alvarion wireless products using the 3.5 GHz and 5.8 GHz frequencies.  To provide African customers with reliable international telecommunications at a very low cost, GBS has developed a VoIP platform providing quality international phone calls in regions where remote Internet access sites will have been set up.

They have a dynamic, motivated team working using the most modern management and file follow-up methods.   They take a pride in personal contact with customers.

More information

or email:   satellite@gb-solution.com

 

Onlime : European teleport access to Africa

European teleport

The Onlime teleport, in Germany, delivers VSAT and media broadcast services.

Extensive disaster recovery facilities, a 24/7 Help Desk and over 50 antennas ranging from 15m diameter downwards, allowing access to more than 200 geostationary satellites located from 58°W to 76.5°E. Also provides a major Ka-band gateway.

Links to Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, the Caribbean and South America. SCPC and contended VSAT services through the iDirect Evolution® and iNFINITI® platforms to support enterprise, government, military, oil & gas, mining, banking, NGO and many others.

Web site: www.onlime.com

E-mail: info@onlime.com

 

Afrikanet - Oxford Consultech

Composite map of service areas
 More details and Ku and 4/6 GHz coverages.

This company provides satellite internet connection by satellite from Europe, wherever you are using 1.2m, 1.8m or 2.4m diameter dishes. Availability is in both C-Band and Ku band

4/6 GHz: iDirect Infinity Series 3100 or 5100 modems or Evolution X3 on the Intelsat IS-903 or the SES WORLDSKIES NSS-12.   Comtech SCPC, suitable for business, is available on C band.

Ku band: iDirect Infinity Series 3100 or Evolution X3 DVB-S2 modems on the TELSTAR T-11N.

For more details, including current prices, please email: sales@afrikanet.net 

United Kingdom:
Oxford   Tel: 00 44 1865 408 365   Fax: 00 44 207 900 6479
France:
Bouray sur Juine  Tel: 00 33 1 69 49 63 65  Fax: 00 33 1 53 01 35 61

 

Link-Sat  Broadband satellite internet West Africa.
NSS7 map
Ku band coverage
IS-905 east hemi
C band coverage
Ku coverage includes: (some partially): Senegal, The Gambia, Gambie, Guinea, Guinee, Mali, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Burkina-Faso (Upper Volta), Togo, Benin, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Tchad, Cameroon, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic (CAR). Occidentale Ouest Afrique.   The broader C-band beam covers all except the north west as shown.

High power West Africa Ku band beam from Newskies satellite NSS-7 at orbit 21.5W and Africa C band beam from Intelsat 905 at 24.5W.

Two way dedicated business satellite internet with direct access connection to the USA.

Includes option: VoIP telephone service.
Downlink: up to 60 Mbit/s download speed.    Uplink: up to 4 Mbit/s.
Entry level is just 96kbit/s download and 32kbit/s uplink.

Please remember this is all dedicated service - you are not sharing the satellite with other terminal users.
All via a ViaSat LinkStar VSAT teleport hub in the USA.

Contact  info@link-sat.net

 

SMS Teleport

SMS teleport antennas

For more information,   Email: info@sms-teleport.com

or visit Web site: www.sms-teleport.com

 

The SMS Gateway Teleport, located in Europe at Rugby, UK, offers service and infrastructure facilities for VNOs, SCPC, IP connectivity, streaming, voice, video and data. The teleport supports hub services for major platforms from STMi, iDirect, Newtec and Tandberg.

Fully staffed 24/7, with a wealth of engineering and communications expertise, the greatly expanded SMS teleport provides comprehensive solutions for all of your infrastructure needs to Africa and the Middle East: ground segment, internet connectivity, including direct Tier 1 backbone link, RF and space segment.


Have your say now. Contribute now in my Africa satellite internet forum   Help others with advice. Tell others about your own problems, successes, failures, also VSAT wants and for sale etc. 

Regarding this page, if you have comments about satellite internet service providers or service on this page, please e-mail me, Eric Johnston or use the forum. Apologies to any satellite internet providers for mistakes, missing countries etc - please tell me.

The setting up and control of two-way satellite internet, with interactive return channel system ( RCS ) is controlled from the provider's hub so any problem sites can be switched off remotely until a technician attends. Also, the satellite internet connection equipment design and frequency bands comply to international regulatory "type approval" for general use, so that operation does not cause unacceptable interference to other services or continue to require individual satellite internet licence. Non-approved terminals continue to require individual licence.

Other pages which may be of interest:

Global Technologies based in Paris.

iDirect, Hughes HX, Tooway and Inmarsat from Digital Satellites Corp, Cairo

iDirect Ku and C band Africa from ICCES

Spidersat VSAT - Mining - Oil Gas- Tanzania, Ghana & Australia

LinkStar and iDirect service for West Africa from JuchTech

Sub-Saharan Africa with Sat3Play from seanetng.com

Constellation 4/6 GHz satellite networks

Nynex iDirect

Telstar 11N and iDirect services

Connect Internet iDirect for Africa T11N

AfrikaNet iDirect

Blue Sky - South Africa services

Easycom VSAT service installation in Tunisia, Algeria and Libya

Q-KON Africa broadband satellite service on Telstar 11N

iDirect on BADR-5A and 6 4/6 GHz and Telstar 11N Ku from Talia

VSAT service and installation in Mozambique

iDirect from Geolink Access

AfriConnect Tanzania

AfriConnect Ghana

IAL office: satellite internet in Kenya

iDirect and ECC DVB-S2 from Logical Wireless ZA

Linkserve

Ipwireless-Cameroun looking for partnership with VSAT Providers

Skyway.net 4/6 GHz inclined orbit

IS-904 Africa hemi beam C-band

Level 412 satellite communications

SMS Gateway to Africa Teleport( Rugby UK )

Installing VSAT in Darfur, Sudan

South Africa Wireless and Sat Internet consultant

VSAT installer and hub engineer Egypt

Telstar 11N HX service

Acel: VSAT installer and warehouse in Ghana

Gateway communications

Omnisat: Satellite Internet in Botswana Sat3Play from Newtec

4/6 GHz VSAT from Ariave

iDirect service from iSAT Africa

Gilat and NewTec VSAT service in Africa from iosat

Ka band options for Egypt

iDirect East Africa

Portable laptop sized RBGAN or

similar R-BGAN hand carry terminals suggested for reporters and travelling business users in Africa north of equator.

Archive and older pages:

Africa satellite internet review article

VSAT service by EMC via Raisting and Redditch teleports

Durban Communication Networks, Abuja, Nigeria, Africa

Patriot to start dish manufacturing in Nigeria

VSAT installer training courses

WISP and VSAT service in Liberia

Secure satcoms for Africa military


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