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GVF training courses

2016:  Afrikanet Oxford Consultech UK Ltd. offer GVF certified courses all over Africa at subsidized prices.

See their GVF training courses brochure (295k pdf file - worth reading) for more information about the different courses offered.

For a class of at least 5 students, a discount of 20 percent is offered.

Contact details:

Philip Walters A. Tanyi
Head of Afrikanet Academy

Afrikanet Oxford Consultech UK Ltd
Oxford Culham Innovation Center
Science Centre Culham-  Building D5
Abingdon - OX14 3DB
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 1865 920490

USA office:
Tel: +001 443 333 1204
Skype: afrikanet.philipwalters

Intensive VSAT Training courses, typically held in Nairobi, Kenya.

Here is an overview of a representative example course run by "e-Enhancement Centre", Nairobi, Kenya:

These courses offer both theoretical and practical skills transfer as applicable to SCPC, TDM, TDMA, FTDMS etc, for VSAT field engineers, support engineers and operational managers.

The courses is designed for people who:

1. Want to know more about satellites. Any one that wants to understand the basics of satellite communication.
2. Want to install VSAT systems. Engineers and installers needing practical experience on installing and commissioning VSAT equipment.
3. Need to gain knowledge of the satellite industry. These are decision makers and buyers.

The courses normally cover the following areas:

1. Why we use Satellites. Reasons why satellite is used opposed to fibre, cable or microwave.
2. How does Satellites work? Detailed explanation of a satellite from design to operational.
3. VSAT Network Design. Components that make up a VSAT network.
4. Link Budget. Explanation of why we need link budgets and how to understand a link budget.
5. VSAT Services. Discuss the different types of services and the benefits of the types of services.
6. Practical Theory. Understand the process from applying to commissioning of a VSAT site.
7. Demonstration of a dish built and alignment.
8. Practical by Students Find attached Detailed course outline &


Are Telecommunication Professionals backed up by over 15 years experience in Installation and configuration of VSAT remote installations, Microwave links, BGANs, RFT installations,

* RF measurements, Cisco IP routing and switching.

* Having Project Managed Numerous Installations Including China Central TV Station African (Nairobi) uplink/downlink to W3A-2011

* VISA Card migration from British telecom to Orange Business France-2011 Deployment and integration of KCB RFT at their HQ on Gilat Sky Edge platform-2011

* Installation of SITA Tanzania earth station-2011 Installation of Norwegian Embassy communication backhaul:2010

We look forward to be of service to you, should you need more information and to register for this event.

The registration fee normally includes the Course handbook and CD, administrative costs, Certificate issued on successful completion and meals and refreshments during the course.

Due to the practical nature of the course, we have limited spaces available and they will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

Ask when is the next course, what will it include, prices and registration form.

Example details: VSAT Engineering Course :  23 27 Aug 2016, Nairobi, Kenya  Note these are not always up to date - ask below for current plans.

Contact person: Joseph Mwangi, Account Manager
The e-Enhancement Centre,Ring Road, Westlands, Nairobi Kenya
Cell: +254 722800810.

Other VSAT courses:

If you know of other GVF/VSAT training available, please tell me and I can add brief details here.  Best regards, Eric.


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► Page created 16 May 2005, last amended 20 July 2016.  Eric Johnston

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