Sat services in Africa
New Era Systems, together with World Satellite Services, operate from their own International Teleport, located in Miami, Florida. They have two 9.3m Andrews antennas, two 13 m Vertex antennas and a 4.5 m Andrews antenna.
The 9.3m Andrews dishes provide C-Band coverage on PAS1R and on Intelsat 707. Both make use of cross strapped transponders on the satellites so that the hubs operate in N. America beams while their VSAT customers operate in Africa coverage beams.
The 4.5m dish is set up for C-Band service on PAS3 and one of the 13m Vertex antennas is used on SatMex 5.
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Web site: newerasystems.net
Contact telephone: +1 954 974 7144
New Era Systems, Inc.
This company provides a single point contact where you can
discuss your requirements, purchase equipment and installation and arrange a
suitable monthly bandwidth lease. They are anxious that you should
make a success of your business and can provide support for local area
network, VoIP gateway, router, ethernet switch, wireless hot spot and local
networking. This is precisely the sort of service needed by internet
cafés, business parks and community networks.
The installation photos, on the right, refer the assembly and installation of a 4.5m diameter Andrews antenna. Such a size would be suitable for a high quality backbone for a large installation serving a small town or major business area.
The majority of the customers terminals are smaller, comprising 2.4m dish, 5 watt C band BUC and an L-Band modem. Typically this sort of package is put together for around $9000. Many clients also add VoIP gateway, router and ethernet switch.
Making a VSAT terminal a commercial success requires local connectivity and this is increasingly being achieved using wireless techniques, including the use of repeaters within a 15 mile radius (line of sight).
The company are friendly and experienced in implementing such services in remote African areas and knowing about providing every necessary item, including extra nuts and bolts, waterproofing tape, tie wraps etc.
The PanAmSat PAS-1R satellite at 45 deg west orbital position has good coverage of West Africa, but not down east African coast due to the elevation angle being too low.
The Intelsat 907 satellite at 27.5 deg west orbit position is ideal for all Africa. Circular polarisation is attractive in equatorial regions where ionospheric Faraday rotation occurs.
H+Z means that the area is covered by both Hemi and Zone beams. H means coverage by Hemi beam only. Both are C band, with opposite circular polarisations.
Some of the text and graphics on this page have been provided by New Era Systems and are used here with their kind permission
► Page created: 7 Dec 2004, last amended: 3 October 2018