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SatADSL, Global Telesat, RascomStar to Connect Africa

By | May 10, 2018
The lift-off of RasComStar's RQ1R satellite in 2010

The lift-off of RasComStar’s RQ1R satellite in 2010. Photo Credit: RasComStar

Professional Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) services provider SatADSL, Global Telesat, a provider of telecommunication services in rural and challenging locations, and satellite operator RascomStar have announced a new partnership to offer affordable satellite broadband connectivity across Africa.

Under the agreement, Global Telesat will manage the services from its teleport facilities in Alicante, Spain. From there, the company can 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 Organizations (NGOs) — all without investment in a physical infrastructure.

RascomStar will supply the capacity over its satellite RQ1R located at 2.9 degrees east, covering the whole of Africa in C- and Ku-band connectivity.

Global Telesat is the latest service provider to connect to SatADSL’s C-SDP, which is now being used by 76 Africa-based partners.