Satellite internet in the Middle East

Middle East satellite broadband forum

Satellite pointing and lat/long finder for Saudi Arabia

Dish pointing Iraq

Dish pointing in Afghanistan

Satellite Internet: North and South America Satellite Broadband: Europe Satellite Internet: Africa Satellite Internet: Middle East To Satellite Internet in India, Asia, Australia, Pacific

Web page downloads, email, ftp file transfers and streaming video and audio are typically achieved with speeds up to several Mbit/s, using a share of a high bandwidth carrier from a large teleport hub. Teleport hubs are located in MENA and Europe.

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

Below is my text summary for each satellite internet access service provider.  These are not paid-for adverts. Details of suggested companies are at my discretion and may be removed. Click on emails against all suitable coverage maps for current prices and to confirm technical details.

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There are more companies, with separate pages, listed lower down. Look at these as well. If you want your company added please tell me about what you do, beam coverage maps etc. There is no charge. This is not a 'paid-for' advertising page. Updated and new details tend to get moved to the top.


GROUND CONTROL COMPANY LLC, VSAT services such as shared and dedicated service using Ku-Band and C-Band over Middle East.

iDirect Services
Newtec Services
Mobile Services
Private Network
Oil & Gas
Maritime Services
Satellite Phone

Telephone: +971 4255 5242

Mobile: +971 52 922 5361 (24x7)

Email: sales@gccsat.com

Website: www.gccsat.com

ABS MENA-3A Ku-band footprint
Ku-Band : North Africa and ME.

Eutelsat-E70B Wide Beam Ku-band footprint
Eutelsat E70B Wide Beam
Ku-Band : Middle East

NSS-12 57E C-band footprint
NSS 12 57°E


VSAT Services in C, Ku & Ka Band

Opextel Ltd is an Egyptian Licensed VSAT Integrator provider. They use top industry Teleports for colocation, with Tier 1 connected to major Internet exchanges in Europe & the US using leading industry satellites, High Speed Satellites (HTS). To provide robust connectivity to our clients, Opextel utilizes powerful beams & the latest, higher order, modulation and coding methods to provide high service availability and low market costs to our clients in the Middle East.

Applications include: VSAT GSM Backhaul, VSAT Internet Gateway Services, VSAT Banks & Corporates, On the move VSAT Mobile Solutions, Maritime VSAT, Aeronautics, Telecom Services, Power Solutions, Electromechanical Services, Infrastructure Services, Training Services and Outsourcing Services.

Address: Opextel Ltd. No 28 166 Awal Al Qahera, Al Gadida, Egypt.

Tel: +20 22 560 4646

Mob: +20 122 310 0031

Email: info@opextel.com

Web: https://opextel.com/

Azerspace 1 C band beam Coverage
C band service area


NT-vsat logo

NTvsat is a German company which provides all services for satellite internet. Our goal is to connect remote locations with internet or your local network using KA, KU & C-band. We also provide internet for moving vehicles like ships, truck, trains or plains and allow our customers to set up their own private network. Our main focus is Africa and the near East.

Everyone at NTvsat is driven by the passion for a connected world. In a global market we help your business to stay connected. You won't get lost - wherever you are.

Phone: +49.173.699 09 74

Email: sales@nt-vsat.de

Website: www.nt-vsat.com

Ka Hylas satellite for Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan
Ka band Hylas spot beams for Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan

E21B Ku band beam for Europe, N.Africa and Middle East
Ku band beam for Europe, N.Africa and Middle East

ABS-2 satellite: Ku band beam coverage

Lepton Global Solutions, a Kymeta company

Lepton Global Solutions logo

Lepton Global Solutions provides customized, end-to-end satellite communications solutions for both military and commercial customers utilizing Ku-, Ka-, C-, and X-band satellite frequencies.

Satellite beam coverages: Middle EastAfrica

Example coverages, with emphasis on the Middle East.

Example, coverage using Eutelsat 70B Widebeam in the Middle East and North Africa, including Libya, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Jordan, Turkey, Israel, Lebanon, and Syria.

Lepton Global's solutions include fixed VSATs, rapid deploy terminals, and COTM (communications on-the-move) systems. Solutions are available for all world regions, making use of multiple satellite beams and bringing together resources from a number of different suppliers, appropriate to the individual customer requirements. My review.

For more details contact:
Phone: +1 571-313-1256  Fax: +1 855-642-6522  Email: info@leptonglobal.com
Address: 8381 Old Courthouse Road, Suite 200, Vienna, VA 22182 USA.

GlobalTT logo

GlobalTT is a privately owned teleport company, based in Belgium, with more than 25 years of experience. They provide coverage of the Middle East using Arabsat 5C.

Arabsat 5C C band beam

Arabsat-5C (EAST) - C-band: Coverage, as illustrated, includes: Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Iraq, Iran and Turkey.

C-Band equipment:  Suitable for medium to large offices (10 to 200 computers). All iFast Vsat stations are available from stock and can be shipped within 24 hours.

Service & Speeds available:
Shared access (4:1) or (2:1) and dedicated access.
Up to 30 Mbps in download (Receive)
Up to 4 Mbps in upload (Transmit) - 10 Mbps with the proper license.

Price: from 650 USD up to 12 000 USD/month.

GlobalTT take care of all shipment, installation and activation.

Options available: VOIP (Voice over IP), public IP, VLAN, vehicle solution, maritime solution, drone solution, Transportable, Telephony.

Contact: sales@globaltt.com

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 Middle East satellite beam coverages, click on the world coverage map to go to a detailed interactive map at the Isotropic web site.

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

Bentley Telecom

W6 sat beam
Ku Hughes HX50 and iDirect Evolution x3 on Eutelsat W6 satellite at 21.5E.

W7 sat beam
Ku Hughes HX50 on
Eutelsat W7 satellite at 36E.

Sesat 2 beam
Ku iDirect Evolution x3 on
SESAT 2 (Express AM22) at 53 East.

Hylas 2 Ka band Middle East coverage: Iraq and Afghanistan
Hughes HN9200 service. Due to start 2Q2012.

iDirect Evolution x3 and Hughes HX50 service: Your dish: 98cm - 1.8m diameter according to location.

Outlink: 512 - 2056k - 4Mbit/s.
Return link: 64 - 256k - 1Mbit/s

Choice of three orbit positions now with coverage of Europe, North Africa, MENA, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikstan, Kyrgystan, Western India and Turkmenistan.

Hylas 2 is due to be launched in early 2012 and will be used to provide small dish Ka band service using Hughes HN9200 modems.

For prices click: sales@bentleywalker.com

Military only, click here: Satcom in Iraq and Afghanistan

iDirect in the Middle East using Eutelsat W6 beam.

BusinessCom : Internet via Satellite services for the MENA region

Telstar 10 beam

For SOHO, Enterprise, Internet Cafe and Calling Centers, Wireless ISP and Hot Spots, VoIP Termination Carriers and more.  No FAP, no throttling, no hidden fees, smart bandwidth management, dedicated technical support and personalized service - this is what BusinessCom services are. Features include:

. iDirect, LinkStar, DVB-S2, SCPC and FR platforms - shared and dedicated links of any possible configuration.
. Ready to support business-class VoIP and Videoconferencing, VPN (IPSec), Mesh topology and more.
. Individual QoS setup per each VSAT system to make sure your own applications traffic are prioritized .
. SLA with 98.2%+ annual network uptime guaranteed and more
. Immediate Spare Parts Replacement Warranty option, in-country Installation and Maintenance options.
. Ability to connect with your own equipment, flexible migration deals, APO delivery... and more!
. Free VoIP phone and calls to the USA.

Regions and Countries covered (but not limited to):

All ex-USSR (CIS), including Ukraine, Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova; MENA, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon; All Asia, including: Pakistan, Bangladesh, India and Thailand.

Contact: vsat-satsigs@bcsatellite.net to inquire for more information and prices.

BusinessCom currently provides it's services from Telstar-10, NSS-7 and NSS-10 (AMC-12) in C-Band and Telstar-12, NSS-6, AM-22, BADR-4 and W6 satellites in Ku-Band. more details

MM Telcom Corp. New York, USA: Providing reliable VSAT communications since 1991

MMtelcom logo Afghanistan beam coverage

MM Telcom offer one stop shopping for equipment and service. MM Telcom is an American company serving Business, Enterprise, NGO's, Educational, Military or Government. Providing high speed internet (e.g 9.0 meg downlink, 4.2 meg uplink), quality VoIP, video, distance learning and multi-casting capabilities.

MMTelcom coverage includes Iraq and Afghanistan

Both shared or dedicated (TDMA or SCPC) Ku band services are offered. You may extend your network up to 12 km radius by using Wi-Fi equipment (protocol 802.11) or 50 km using WiMax (802.16)

Running VOIP? Using additional compression equipment with proprietary algorithm MM Telcom can compress VOIP into 4k per channel, obtaining the equivalent of (30 lines) E1 using only 128k! (4k per voice). No download quota or limits. Excellent warranty: if equipment is down then your monthly billing is stopped.

24/7 tech support engineers in USA and Europe.

For further details > michael_marom@yahoo.com or 516-608-8464

CorpSkies: Provider of satellite communications, internet via satellite, VoIP, video and wireless access.

BADR4 Arabsat North Africa and Middle Eastcoverage Link diagram

Private satellite communications network

This company, with 17 offices in the MENA area, makes use of Arabsat / BADR satellites, plus others from Eutelsat and Intelsat, to deliver service throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

The emphasis is on reliable data, video and VoIP, with data rates from 64kbps to 155 Mbps, either dedicated or shared, symmetrical or asymmetric, as required by the client.  IP is used to provide internet, data and images for the entire region.

Private data/voice networks are available for corporations and government organisations with multiple branch operation.    WIMAX is used to deliver into local area networks for branches and sites up to 50km apart.

Corpskies contact: sales@corpskies.com

WAFA - Your gateway to high speed internet - Anywhere and anytime

Express 22 service area
Eutelsat Express 22 beam
Eutelsat W3 at 7 east footprint
Eutelsat W3 at 7 east footprint

WAFA offer access services in the MENA area and elsewhere using HughesNet, iDirect and Linkstar equipment.

Satellite coverage areas include Africa (Western, Central , South Africa, Libya, Algeria), Lebanon, Saudi, Iraq, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

LinkStar and iDirect services may also be used for VoIP connection - suitable for internet cafe, business or residential. More details.

Tell them where you are located and ask about what services you require. Typical dish size 1.2m diameter.

For complete details email:  sales@wafa.ae

DigitalSkys operate their own iDirect VSAT hub

Makarios teleport NSS7 footprint
iDirect VSAT service area
NSS-703 spot beam footprint
iDirect VSAT on NSS703 at 57E

Using their own large teleport hub dish in Cyprus, DigitalSkys provide an iDirect VSAT service all along the North Africa coast, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Baghdad, Turkey and surrounding area.

They offer a service also around Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, Hindu Kush, Western India and Tajikstan area using the NSS703 satellite.

Tariffs and equipment suitable for single PC users, small business, large business and military (DES iDirect modems) are available. Local wireless extensions for up to 50km are available using 802 standards.

Contact: info@digitalskys.com +971 4 391 0863

The customer VSAT terminal comprises a parabolic antenna dish, similar to satTV, together with an indoor modem box unit.   Ethernet cable links one or more local PCs.  You may normally add wired or wireless router to connect many PCs or VoIP phones.   The arrangement is suitable for both home use and for small office applications.  If you want to connect many IP devices you will need a higher capacity tariff or lower sharing ratio - otherwise your link will be congested.

The outdoor radio modules on the front of the dish receive the outlink (or downlink) using a conventional satellite television LNB (low noise block downconverter) and transmit the return link (or uplink) data to the satellite using a transmit block up-converter (BUC). The wireless service is always-on direct access and not dependant on dial up or ADSL lines.

The large teleport hub station is where the VSAT Operator and ISP providers are located with a high speed digital backbone for worldwide networking connectivity.

Ku band refers to 11/14 GHz operation. C band (4/6 GHz) needs generally larger customer antennas but suffers less from heavy rain fading in the tropics. Ka band refers to 20/30 GHz operation using high throughput satellites (HTS) with multiple small spot beams, providing lower cost, smaller dish access, but with higher risk of outage in high rainfall events.

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The setting up and control of VSAT terminals is controlled from the teleport hub station so any problem sites can be switched off remotely until a technician attends. Also, the equipment design and frequency bands comply to international regulatory "type approval" for general use so that operation does not cause interference to other services. Non-approved terminals require individual valuation and licensing. Import/export regulations restrict use of VSAT equipment in some countries.  Technical coverage areas do not imply that operation is allowed everywhere within the beam.  Country border lines are approximate.

VSAT service in the Middle East from Visocom

Fixed VSAT and maritime mobile satellite services in Indian ocean region: Castor networks

Satellite engineer manager: Middle East

Yamal 200 satellite coverage

iDirect from Auriga networks on ABS-1

GOSAT: New ViaSAT Surfbeam service for MENA from NSTT

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

Egypt: VSAT hubs: iDirect and Newtec Sat3play

Ka band satellites

One way service in western Asia

Satellite dish installer Doha, Qatar

iDirect Ku and C band from ICCES

SMS Gateway to ME Teleport (Rugby UK)

Global Telecom (MENA)

DigitalSkys, Dubai UAE, have an iDirect VSAT hub in Cyprus

ICCES and Satway Dubai & Saudi Arabia VSAT service


iDirect from Geolink Access

Nynex iDirect and Hylas Ka band in Afghanistan

VSAT service in Afghanistan


Satlink and MTVS merger (Israel)

SATNET VSAT hub for sale

VSAT installer and iDirect hub engineer Egypt

iDirect in Middle East from Auriga networks on ABS-1

Gulfsat Communications

TWISTER - service provider in Baghdad, Iraq

Ka band options for Egypt

Ka band Hylas HTS service for Iraq

Global Technologies (based in Paris)

Please note that VSAT is strictly licenced and may be otherwise illegal in some Middle East countries.

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