C-COM Satellite Systems, a global provider of mobile auto-deploying satellite antenna systems, has announced that it has started supplying South Africa’s largest independent telecommunications firm Vox Telecom with iNetVu Mobile antennas.
The C-COM manufactured antennae will be used by Vox Telecom on the YahClick Go broadband satellite service. YahClick offers Ka-band satellite connection across Africa.
“With Yahclick, South Africa’s first Ka-band broadband service, we’ve been able to slash the price of satellite broadband costs,” says Jacques Visser, Project Manager for Vox Telecom. “Now YahClick can also be mobile, using C-COM’s technology.”
According to Visser, C-COM’s iNetVu mobile antennae have been designed from the ground up to be fast, robust and easy to operate. “For the end user, it’s literally a matter of pressing one button. The antenna’s software controller and robotic movement systems will automatically find the satellite signal and connect within less than five minutes. If there’s no electricity, it can run off a car battery.”
“We are pleased to have Vox Telecom to be our first YahClick Ka-band integrator in South Africa and look forward to working with them to deliver high bandwidth mobile Ka-band solutions to their extensive customer base there,” says Leslie Klein, President and CEO of C-COM.
The products have already been deployed at several high-profile events in South Africa, such as the ANC Mangaung conference in Bloemfontein, the opening game of the AFCON in Soweto, the annual Dusi Canoe Marathon in Kwazulu-Natal and the Charity Balloon Run event recently held in Cape Town.