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Francis Zhakata - Company name: MASK TOWERS

Satellite internet and VSAT installation services in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana and Namibia.

Francis is Project Manager, a Certified VSAT Consultant trained by the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) organisation. He is based in Zimbabwe but he and his team are willing to travel as needed.

2.4m diameter VSAT antenna installation
2.4m diameter antenna installation on a roof in Botswana.
Feed system is circular polarisation.

His team has experience with the following: 2.4m C-Band, 1.8m, 1.2m Ku-Band, Ka-Band antenna and radio systems at all sizes using iDirect, Gilat, Comtech, Hughes, DVB-S2, Linkstar, Schumberger and Paradise technology modem and indoor equipment.

He also offers a full range of communication services and products with emphasis on solar powered solutions where possible such as:

His "FOUNNDATIONS" team is available 24hrs for work anywhere in Africa.

"With engineers in every African country we are able to timely meet your requirements. We offer ozone friendly solutions and sat engineers to the public (SOHO, CAFES, WIRELESS ISP ETC) and other service providers."

Have a look at our new you tube channel Sky chat for the latest Communication news and tutorials

Update: Now expanded to include Namibia following recent work there. 

Contact details:

ZIMBABWE:  4th floor Francis House , Jason Moyo ave, Harare

Skype: fzhakata

Youtube: skychat


Here are some pictures of recent VSAT installations in and around Africa.

Mobile VSAT unit set-up in Djibouti
Mobile VSAT unit set-up in Djibouti

1.2m Ku Band antenna in Malawi, Africa
1.2m  Ku Band antenna relocated in Malawi

1.8m antenna polarisation alignment in Mozambique, Africa
1.8m polarisation alignment after site survey and installation in Mozambique

iDirect signal lock
iDirect signal lock

Non-penetrating antenna mount
Preparing to lift the concrete blocks
 for the base of the non-penetrating antenna mount.

Work on the roof
Work on the roof

Preparing to attach the first half reflector panel
Preparing to attach the first half reflector panel.

Preparing the second half of the reflector
Preparing the second half of the reflector.
(see picture at the top of the page for the completed antenna)

Using crane to lift the antenna reflector panels
Using crane to lift the antenna reflector panels.

Non-penetrating antenna mount
Mount pole and antenna backing structure assembled.

First half of the reflector attached
First half of the reflector attached.

Job complete
Job complete.

Page started 1 Oct 2010 , last amended 31 May 2019.