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Kymeta Helps Liquid Telecom Extend African VSAT Service

By Annamarie Nyirady | November 16, 2018

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African telecoms group Liquid Telecom is extending its Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) service through a new partnership with Kymeta, aiming to deliver enhanced satellite mobile connectivity across Africa.

As part of a master distribution agreement, Kymeta’s High Throughput Satellite (HTS) communication systems will be integrated with Liquid Telecom’s satellite connectivity. This aims to provide high-speed bandwidth mobile internet access to private and public-sector organizations that would normally have difficulty accessing reliable, affordable internet, particularly in remote locations.

Modern satellite connectivity has the potential to enable new service innovations and transform society in under-serviced and remote parts of Africa. Mobile medicine or healthcare vehicles, for example, could deliver screening and remote diagnostics to isolated communities across the continent. It could be used by aerospace, maritime, and ground transport customers to create new services and connections across isolated areas. It could even support the growth of Internet of Things (IOT) capability across a range of vehicles to support a fully connected automotive future including self-driving cars.