Vox targets rural subscribers with satellite broadband

18 Jan 2012

According to BusinessDay.co.za, South African broadband provider Vox Telecom plans to launch a ‘low-cost satellite internet broadband’ service in June, and expects to sign up around 40,000 subscribers during its first three years of operation. The announcement follows Vox’s agreement with Abu Dhabi-based Yahsat, which is poised to launch its YahClick ‘Y1B’ satellite next month. Vox product manager Jacques Visser commented: ‘YahClick is a perfect broadband option for those who can’t get ADSL service, or who need a backup service in case of outages. Satellite has traditionally been seen as an expensive option that’s only suitable for remote sites of large enterprises, but the technology has changed so much in recent years that it’s a real option as a primary broadband connection’. Vox will reportedly target farms, clinics, game lodges and schools in remote areas.

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