Deal will see new C- and Ku-band VSAT services launched at ultra-competitive prices
London, UK, and Brussels, Belgium, May 8, 2018 – Professional VSAT services provider SatADSL , Global Telesat – which provides telecommunication services in rural and challenging locations – and satellite operator RascomStar today announced a new partnership to offer affordable satellite broadband connectivity across Africa
Under the agreement, Global Telesat will manage the services from its state-of-the-art teleport facilities in Alicante, Spain. From there, Global Telesat can connect its iDirect Evolution hub to SatADSL’s innovative Cloud-based Service Delivery Platform (C-SDP), enabling it to offer a range of services for communities, businesses, administrations and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) – all without investment in a physical infrastructure.
“We are committed to providing reliable connectivity anywhere at any time, even in the most challenging locations,” said Laure Gathy, New Business Development Manager at Global Telesat. “SatADSL’s solutions are a perfect fit for our customers who cannot rely on terrestrial infrastructure to connect and the C-SDP means we can offer services quickly and very cost-effectively.”
RascomStar will supply the capacity over its satellite RQ1R located at 2.9°East, covering the whole of Africa in C and Ku band connectivity.
CEO of RascomStar Sherif Azzabi said: “Our mission at RascomStar is to develop remote and rural areas across Africa and we’re delighted that our paertnership with SatADSL and Global Telesat will enable us to do just that.”
Global Telesat is the latest service provider to connect to SatADSL’s C-SDP, which is now being used by 76 Africa-based partners.
Founder and Chief Operations Officer at SatADSL Caroline De Vos said: “We are proud to partner with Global Telesat and RascomStar to enhance the communications of individuals and enterprises across Africa. Pooling our combined expertise in the satellite communications industry has enabled us to provide a unique offering to previously underserved areas at a time when connectivity has never been more crucial.”
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 2010, 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-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 Global Telesat
Global Telesat Communications (GTC) is a provider of communications hardware, airtime, mapping and related services which operate via satellite on the world’s leading commercial satellite networks. GTC enables wireless communications in areas not served or underserved by regular landline or mobile networks, or in circumstances where these networks are not operational due to natural or man-made disasters. Many of GTC’s products and services offer 100% global coverage thereby allowing users in remote locations to make phone calls, connect to the internet and track assets or personnel anywhere in the world.
GTC provides equipment and airtime for use on all the major satellite networks including Globalstar, Inmarsat, Iridium and Thuraya, and has a rental service for customers requiring equipment on a short-term basis.
GTC was established in Poole, UK in 2008 as a family owned and run business. In 2015, the company merged with Orbital Tracking Corp., and its subsidiary Orbital Satcom Corp, US-based providers of satellite based tracking, voice and data communications. Through these three companies, GTC offers expert advice, competitive prices, next day delivery and service to in excess of 12,000 existing customers around the world.
RascomStar operates the first Pan-African geo-stationary satellite located at 2.9° East. As well as providing satellite capacity in C- and Ku-band across Africa, the company also deploys value-added services such as fixed and mobile rural telephony, VSAT services, Wi-Fi, GSM backhaul and TV broadcast.
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