The first truly Pan-African connectivity solutions have been launched by Gateway Communications. The company has launched a suite of VSAT services in 11 African countries and supported by 17 offices.
Gateway Communications has built, and now owns and operates a C-Band 7.3m Earth Station at a co-location Teleport in Krugersdorp, Johannesburg, South Africa. The Earth Station is capable of Point to Multipoint and Mesh satellite network connectivity and Point to Point SCPC solutions.
Beamed at New Skies Satellite the Earth Station is capable of receiving and sending communications over most of Africa. The facility integrates completely into the existing Gateway Communications network and is connected via fibre to all major PoP's and hosting sites in Johannesburg.
To our customers, this means that Gateway Communications is now the most advanced network, offering reliability and security with a team of experts on hand locally to support corporate requirements.
By using African network operation centres (NOCs) in Johannesburg, Maputo and Lagos, backed up by a major facility in Brussels, Gateway is able to continuously monitor and manage customers corporate networks ensuring operations are efficient and uninterrupted.
To celebrate these developments, Gateway Communications has recently completed a tour of Africa, hosting major launch events in Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique and South Africa. More than 600 key corporate customers attended.
Mike van den Bergh, chief operating officer of Gateway Communications, comments: "These product launches are yet another indication of Gateway investment in and support for corporate communications across Africa. With customers in 37 African countries, Gateway now have unparalleled reach, technology and expertise to deliver world class solutions to our extensive and growing corporate base.
"On the ground, in-country local support allows Gateway to offer the highest quality services delivered directly by over 250 Gateway trained experts in 13 African countries," he adds.