Satellite operator RascomStar, VSAT services provider SatADSL and Global Telesat, which provides telecommunication services to rural and remote locations, have joined hands to offer affordable satellite broadband connectivity across Africa.
Under the agreement, Global Telesat will manage the services from its teleport facility in Spain.
Global Telesat will connect its iDirect Evolution hub to SatADSL’s cloud-based service delivery platform (C-SDP), enabling it to offer a range of services for communities, businesses, administrations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) without investing in any physical infrastructure.
Speaking about the new partnership, Laure Gathy, New Business Development Manager at Global Telesat said: “We are committed to providing reliable connectivity anywhere at any time, even in the most challenging locations. 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.
RascomStar’s CEO Sherif Azzabi said: “Our mission at RascomStar is to develop remote and rural areas across Africa and we’re delighted that our partnership 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 added: “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.”