Platform-as-a-service solution from SatADSL will empower operators to deliver competitive broadband services – including voucher-based schemes
London, UK, and Brussels, Belgium, September 06, 2018 – A new partnership between professional VSAT services provider SatADSL, iSAT Africa, and APT Satellite will see affordable broadband via satellite offered across Africa.
Under the agreement, SatADSL will provide its innovative Cloud-based Service Delivery Platform (C-SDP). This will enable iSAT to offer a suite of new services, including voucher services, VNOFlex and congestion-based services.
“We are very excited to be part of this partnership with SatADSL and iSAT to deliver cost-effective broadband services to customers in Africa,” said Thomas Antony, APT Satellite’s Director of Sales for the region. “The APSTAR-7 Ku Africa beam provides an excellent platform for Satcom services across Africa, providing extensive coverage and high performance.”
APT Satellite will provide capacity via its APSTAR-7 satellite located at 76.5 East, covering Asia, Australia, The Middle East, Europe and Africa with C-band transponders and China, the Middle East and Africa with Ku-band transponders.
SatADSL’s C-SDP is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution which enables operators to deliver a full range of satellite-based connectivity services without investing in physical infrastructure. SatADSL expects to have worldwide coverage by the end of the year, further expanding the reach of its C-SDP.
iSAT is the latest service provider to connect to the platform, which is now being used by 77 Africa-based partners.
“Our C-SDP was created in direct response to market demand so the rapid take-up of it among operators is not surprising,” said Caroline De Vos, Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer at SatADSL. “As well as significantly reducing the amount of Capital expenditure normally involved in launching satellite services, it also allows operators to access new distribution channels and conversely provide their bandwidth to other service providers to monetize unused capacity.”
SatADSL will be available to discuss its C-SDP solution at IBC 2018 at booth 5.C31. For more information, please see: www.satadsl.net.
SatADSL (www.satadsl.net) is a satellite Service Provider which designs and offers innovative satellite networking solutions to banks, microfinances, broadcasters, NGOs, Governments, ISPs, telecom operators and other companies in Africa and the Middle East in remote areas or where terrestrial infrastructure is not reliable.
Founded in 2011, SatADSL has already installed more than 3,000 VSAT networks in more than 45 countries. It specializes in providing tailor-made solutions based on customers’ specific requirements and flexible service plans that meet its clients’ budgets.
Through its carrier-grade Cloud-based Service Delivery Platform (C-SDP), which integrates the most advanced technologies, SatADSL provides custom-made networking solutions, tailor-made service plans and value-added services, including hierarchical service control and monitoring, traffic prioritization and online billing and payments, for any frequency band and any access technology.
About iSAT Africa
iSAT Africa is a UAE based company and a subsidiary of Wananchi Group Holdings, a fast growing fixed satellite solution service provider in Africa.
iSAT’s Satellite Solutions, backed by powerful Satellites, Teleport infrastructure and latest chosen technology solutions are unique in the industry, whether it’s for transmission of video, data or voice services.
Our customers include the leading media and network companies, multinationals, ISPs, Telcos and governmental agencies. We work closely with our partners and service providers to create the best solutions for Data, Voice and Video type requirements for our customers using our satellite and terrestrial infrastructure. Our mission is to transform the way Africa gets and stays connected with rest of the World through our carrier grade connectivity for voice, data and video applications increasing business opportunities in all kinds of diverse and challenging environments.
iSAT Africa, through its Satellite Teleport Services, is offering solutions that deliver efficient, reliable and affordable data, Internet, voice and video connectivity to enterprises, governments, carriers, media and broadcast, whilst providing value to its customers through comprehensive end-to-end solutions, turn-key projects, managed network services and network outsourcing. Through these services ISAT Africa is setting standards for transmission in rural and urban regions of East Africa.
About APT Satellite
Based in Hong Kong, APT Satellite COMPANY LIMITED (“APT Satellite”) is a satellite company operating a fleet of four satellites, namely APSTAR-5, APSTAR-6, APSTAR-6C, APSTAR-7, and APSTAR-9. APSTAR-5C is currently under construction, it will replace APSTAR-5 in Q3 2018. The footprints of the fleet cover Asia, Middle East, Oceania, and most part of Europe and Africa, extending services to over 75% of the world’s population. Currently distributing 600+ TV channels around the world including HBO, Disney, Sony Pictures, NBCU, EBU, GMA, TVBI, TVn, Celestial Tiger etc, APT Satellite is also supplying transponder capacity to a variety of DTH platforms, as well as to media networks for video contributions across the world.