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May 14th, 2018

SatADSL, Global Telesat and RascomStar's Partnership Provides Affordable African Satellite Broadband Connectivity

Three companies have come together to provide affordable solutions to Africa's telecommunication services in rural and challenging locations. SatADSL, Global Telesat and RascomStar will bring their company's expertise into the equation. SatADSL is a professional VSAT services provider; Global Telesat provides telecommunication services in rural and challenging locations; and RascomStar is a satellite operator.​

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 an investment in a physical infrastructure.

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

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.

CEO of RascomStar Sherif Azzabi said that their mission at RascomStar is to develop remote and rural areas across Africa and they’re delighted that their paertnership with SatADSL and Global Telesat will enable them 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 that they are proud to partner with Global Telesat and RascomStar to enhance the communications of individuals and enterprises across Africa. Pooling their combined expertise in the satellite communications industry has enabled them to provide a unique offering to previously underserved areas at a time when connectivity has never been more crucial.