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Lowering the cost of Satelite in Nigeria

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Aug 12th, 2004 at 1:57pm  
I have being having the urge to open an Internet Cafe here in Nigeria.  But the problem is the high cost of opening one.  One day I was Watching AIT Tele. on Technology the guest(name withheld) mention that there is no way the cost of  Internet access in Nigeria will come down but I am trying since that time(almost a year ago) to find just one company that will give me his services to render to Nigerians public at lower cost.

I have now found one MMTEL Group my prayer is that they will be the one I was looking for.  We are still on the process of how to make it work.

Prayer to almighty, is that I hope and pray after opening a cafe I will soon become an ISP so that i will provide the services to CAFE so that they provide service to our people at lower rate.

I hope my deal will materialise with MMTEL.

Abdullahi Ado Suleman
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Reply #1 - Aug 12th, 2004 at 8:14pm  
I did some prices this morning: 64k/64k US$1250 per month, 64k/128k US$1850 per month.
These were both for LinkStar service in either the PAS-1R or new Eutelsat W3a service (due to start mid Sept). see https://www.satsig.net/ivsat-africa.htm
The prices refer to dedicated capacity which is suitable for internet café use, with VoIP traffic.  Any congestion is entirely under your own control and you can therefore truly offer your customers a reliable quality service.
The availability of multiple simultaneous LinkStar coverages means repointability of dishes and thus competition on service prices, so there is hope for the future.   Best regards, Eric.
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Reply #2 - Aug 25th, 2004 at 7:13pm  
From our experience, the cost is really increasing due to the increased demand.  The less room on the satellite, the higher the cost.  We offer coverage to Nigeria on NSS 7.  Equipment requirements are at least a 1.8m c band circular feed antenna, 5 watt BUC, DRO LNB, NetModem II, cables and connectors.  Monthly service starts at $604 for a 512/64 kbps burstable link.  The equipment package is $7502. 

Please contact me for more information.  Thank you.
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Reply #3 - Aug 29th, 2004 at 12:09pm  
dear suleman,

I want you to know that you are not alone as regard the current price of vsat and bandwidth services in Nigeria. I have been opportuned to work with different service providers and clients in Nigeria for over 7yrs now and i can tell you that the cheap ones are the problematic ones, this is not to say that you have to go out for an expensive system. I currently resells a ku-band product for $4000 and a bandwdith of $500 - $800 depending on your demand. you can contact me off this forum - 0803 385 5939 or kayveil@yahoo.com
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Reply #4 - Oct 16th, 2004 at 7:04pm  
For Linkstar and Idirect services in Nigeria visit www.diacomm.net for competitive prices
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Reply #5 - Feb 14th, 2005 at 9:31pm  
I've been thinking about how to get the monthly costs down for DVB outlink type internet access systems.
At the moment the outlink carrier is designed for small dish reception (e.g. QPSK and 5/6 FEC). This fixes the cost per bit as high.   If we could allow customers to use larger receive dishes with half, quarter or eighth the monthly charges would people be interested?   New modulation methods are possible in which the modulation and coding for symbols in the carrier stream may vary - so symbols destined for large dish customers could be encoded in say 64QAM thus reducing their monthly space segement costs.  Such modulation can also be varied dynamically to match rain fading at the receive site.  Interesting - does anyone know of new VSAT equipment coming with such characteristics ?
Best regards, Eric.
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Reply #6 - Feb 15th, 2005 at 7:23am  
Hello Sir,
i'm representing Gilat Satcom - communication service provider operating the "ISPeed" service - direct backbone connectivity via a first tier ISP under the coverage of LMI1 satellite.
our prices are very good and we might be the solution you are looking for.
please contact me - marketing@gilat.net for more information.
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Reply #7 - Feb 16th, 2005 at 2:16pm  
Hi, 

We are authorized representative of the EUTELSAT in
Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa too, offering different services with internet access.

If you want to have any net link, please don't hesitate and contact us at office@ksn.com.pl
 
Best regards,
Przemek - sales manager
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Reply #8 - Oct 23rd, 2006 at 4:23am  
Guys, I'm an African based out here in the USA and based on my experience and research out in Africa for a period of 4 Months researching on Satellite Internet, WIFI etc, VOIP, I have come to the conclusion that the best place to buy your bandwidth for any of u're related ISP , Services be it Shared or Dedicated should be done
directly from the USA. It won't come cheap as the say but getting it direct from the source will minimize the headache and stress I witnessed some Cyber operated going through during my trip to africa. By passing a reseller and going straight to a supplier that owns their own Teleport and /or Hub you save lots of Money interms of 24/7 support or any down time ..Just my advice to my folks out there in Africa
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Reply #9 - Feb 18th, 2008 at 5:31pm  
Have you considered 200 USD per month for 128 /512 kbps based on a Pay as you go network.  no monthly subscriptions, no disconnections.

This provideds the fastest and most consistent speed available in Nigeria. 

References available in Abuja, Warri and Ibadan.
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Reply #10 - Feb 29th, 2008 at 4:20am  
Dear Sir,


I am a Sales Engineer Specialist - International of Thaicom Satellite of Shin Satellite Public Company Limited based in Thailand. I am assigned to take care of our existing customers and potential customers in Africa, Middle East, CIS countries (former USSR member countries), Asia and Europe.

We offer a very competetive prices for our Extended C-Band for Internet, VSAT, Radio and Television Broadcastings applications.

We just finished our VSAT installation in Hargiesa Somaliland for our TV channel customer (Somali Land Space Channel - SLSC) last February 14, 2008.

The VSAT is mainly used to uplink their TV channel contents to our Thaicom 5 satellite (at 1.38 MHz) and our teleport in Thailand will downlink the signal, process it and then uplink it again in our MCPC Platform. If you are in Somaliland, you can pick up the SLSC Channel with less than 2-meter antenna.

The same VSAT will be used also soon for Internet Applications having a total speed of 2Mbps (512kbps Upload/1536kbps Download) for only $7,400.0 U.S. per month Dedicated Link. This includes already the Transponder cost for 2 MHz and the Dedicated Link to our Internet Service Provider (CSLoxinfo) connecting to the Internet Backbone.

If you are interested to do the same or if you want us to be part of your business, then let's meet in Dubai on March 4 to 6, 2008 for CABSAT Exhibition and Conference 2008. Below are the details of our exhibition booth location:

Exhibitor’s name: Shin Satellite Public Co. Ltd.
Stand: ZS-2
Hall: Zabeel
Country: Thailand.


Should you have other inquries or should you want to know the details of how much our customer mentioned above had spent of the whole VSAT installation, please send me your message to this address: handeilm@thaicom.net.

Thank you very much.

God Bless!

Handeil
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Reply #11 - Mar 3rd, 2008 at 5:58pm  
Dear Sir,
our company provides telecommunications services since 1969 worldwide.
We already have customers in Nigeria that are using our services from many years.
Please send us your enquiry by email: we'll reply you soon our best offers for you.

Best regards
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Reply #12 - Jun 23rd, 2008 at 6:45pm  
hello,
I am Sharjeel.

For more details on satellite connection  and details about our services
email us at sharjeel@gtsc.ae
I will provide you connection. Contact us and we will provide you with internet service through satellite. if you are interested

email us or call us at  +971502441499.
Thank You.
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