Sat Space Africa Expands Capacity Leased on Yamal 402 Satellite

Yamal 402 Satellite

Yamal 402 satellite. Photo: Thales Alenia Space

[Via Satellite 05-02-2014] Sat Space Africa, an Internet services provider on the African continent, has increased the capacity it uses from the Yamal 402 satellite. Since the company started using the Russian satellite’s capacity in October 2013, it has increased the volume of leased capacity twice.

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 thanks to the cross-connection possibility between the beams.

Sat Space’s operational center is providing its customers with English, French and Portuguese 24-hour support 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,” said Shimri Lotan, managing director of Sat Space Africa.

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