Gilat expands VSAT services to all African countries

5 Jun 2020

Gilat Telecom has announced that its VSAT services are now available in every country in Africa. Operational in the continent for 20 years with a strong base in East Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Israel-based Gilat says that increasing demand for African bandwidth has driven investment in its VSAT and fibre connectivity services for customers including NGOs, ISPs and mobile network operators (MNOs).

A press release from Gilat highlights ‘aggressive OPEX pricing’ of its VSAT service and a ‘More For Less’ pledge to minimise customers’ CAPEX with investment limited to high performance remote terminals, providing data speeds of up to 70Mbps/15Mbps downlink/uplink, and promising broadband service installation ‘within a few days’ via equipment bases in seven countries and hundreds of field engineers. A new self-control portal gives organisations ‘complete control over their networks and full visibility of all their services including billing, OSS and BSS visible on the same dashboard’ while Gilat’s SD-WAN solution for satellite traffic is ‘designed specifically to address the needs of African MNOs, ISPs and enterprises and using AI and machine-learning algorithms to improve traffic management and maximise bandwidth.’

Gilat Telecom offers satellite and fibre-based connectivity solutions for MNOs, telcos, ISPs, governments, enterprise customers and organisations in Africa, Asia and South America.

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