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IET Satcom 2018

SatADSL, Global Telesat and RascomStar join forces to connect Africa

(9 May 2018 - RascomStar) Professional VSAT services provider SatADSL , Global Telesat – which provides telecommunication services in rural and challenging locations – and satellite operator RascomStar today announced a new partnership to offer affordable satellite broadband connectivity across Africa

Under the agreement, Global Telesat will manage the services from its state-of-the-art teleport facilities in Alicante, Spain. From there, Global Telesat can connect its iDirect Evolution hub to SatADSL’s innovative 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.

“We are committed to providing reliable connectivity anywhere at any time, even in the most challenging locations,” said Laure Gathy, New Business Development Manager at Global Telesat. “SatADSL’s solutions are a perfect fit for our customers who cannot rely on terrestrial infrastructure to connect and the C-SDP means we can offer services quickly and very cost-effectively.”

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

CEO of RascomStar Sherif Azzabi said: “Our mission at RascomStar is to develop remote and rural areas across Africa and we’re delighted that our partnership with SatADSL and Global Telesat will enable us to do just that.”

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

Founder and Chief Operations Officer at SatADSL Caroline De Vos said: “We are proud to partner with Global Telesat and RascomStar to enhance the communications of individuals and enterprises across Africa. Pooling our combined expertise in the satellite communications industry has enabled us to provide a unique offering to previously underserved areas at a time when connectivity has never been more crucial.”

About SatADSL

SatADSL (www.satadsl.net) is a satellite Service Provider which designs and offers innovative satellite networking solutions to banks, microfinances, broadcasters, NGOs, Governments, ISPs, telecom operators and other companies in Africa and the Middle East in remote areas or where terrestrial infrastructure is not reliable.

Founded in 2010, SatADSL has already installed more than 3,000 VSAT networks in more than 45 countries. It specializes in providing tailor-made solutions based on customers’ specific requirements and flexible service plans that meet its clients’ budgets.

Through its carrier-grade Service Delivery Platform (SDP), which integrates the most advanced technologies, SatADSL provides custom-made networking solutions, tailor-made service plans and value-added services, including hierarchical service control and monitoring, traffic prioritization and online billing and payments, for any frequency band and any access technology.

About Global Telesat

Global Telesat is the first and unique European Teleport on Rascom-QAF1R allowing the distribution of reliable Internet, TV and other IP transport services from Spain to all the African continent in Ku and C band at very affordable prices.

Based on our 12 years experience and presence in Africa, we understand the increasing telecommunication needs and provide flexibility in identifying and implementing solutions to customer requirements.

Our strength is the provision of an Internet service easily manageable, reliable and flexible across Africa, with a guarantee standard availability of 99.5% (customized SLA )

About RascomStar

RascomStar operates the first Pan-African geo-stationary satellite located at 2.9° East. As well as providing satellite capacity in C- and Ku-band across Africa, the company also deploys value-added services such as fixed and mobile rural telephony, VSAT services, Wi-Fi, GSM backhaul and TV broadcast.