Sat Space Africa, an internet services provider for Africa, has increased capacity from the Yamal-402 satellite. Since the company began using Russian satellite’s capacity in October 2013, it has doubled the volume of the leased capacity.
To provide services based on iDirect Evolution technology, Sat Space is using a teleport in Rugby, United Kingdom. Forward links, uplinked in the European Beam of Yamal-402, are downlinked in the Southern Beam of the satellite due to the cross-connection possibility between the beams.
Sat Space’s operational centre is providing its customers with 24-hour support in English, French and Portuguese from Namibia.
“Yamal-402 will provide us with excellent Ku-band coverage for the central and eastern parts of Africa. We can now offer satellite internet services in all of sub-Sahara Africa to our customers, many of whom have pan-African service demands,” says Shimri Lotan, Managing Director of Sat Space Africa.