SES, Castor Networks in capacity expansion deal

COMPUTING

|
Image: By BiztechAfrica
SES, Castor Networks in capacity expansion deal

SES and Castor Networks have announced that the Dutch provider of teleport, VSAT and broadcasting services has signed a capacity expansion agreement on SES’ NSS-7 satellite to meet the growing needs for connectivity throughout Southern Africa.

Castor Networks will utilise the new capacity to enable the delivery of voice and data across corporate networks of oil & gas and mining industries, ISPs and governments in countries such as Angola, Mozambique and South Africa.

At 340 degrees East, NSS-7’s newly-configured South Africa Ku-band beam is well-positioned to support VSAT hubs in Europe that are expanding into remote areas in Southern Africa.

“NSS-7 is an ideal fit, as it is a high-powered satellite that offers comprehensive coverage over Southern Africa with cross connectivity into Europe and complements Castor Networks’ iDirect Ku-band coverage over Africa,” said Edwin Cras, Managing Director of Castor Networks. “SES, with its professional account management and technical sales support team, has been taking the lead in searching for the right technical solution, allowing us to grow our business by offering competitive rates on first NSS-12, and now NSS-7.”

“Castor Networks is an innovative satellite solution provider that has developed significant bandwidth efficiency gains. We are delighted to have Castor Networks aboard NSS-7 and make use of the satellite's new connectivity to extend its networks. This latest contract broadens our partnership and reflects the escalating demand for connectivity throughout Africa,” said Norbert Hölzle, Senior Vice President of Europe, Commercial for SES.



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus

MORE COMPUTING NEWS

EMIS, MasterCard partnership on Angolan ATMs

Empresa Interbancária de Serviços (EMIS), operator of Angola’s only interbank network, and MasterCard have announced a landmark partnership that sees all ATMs in the country accept MasterCard debit, credit and prepaid cards. Read More

Congo Brazzaville IT wizard launches ICT book

Congo Brazzaville-born Vérone Mankou, the inventor of Africa’s first tablet and smartphone, launched his first book this week in the capital Brazzaville. Read More

Asset Finance: Purchase or Pay-Per-Use?

There are three main financing options when it comes to acquiring new equipment, explains InnoVent. Read More

African Data Centre pricing increasing significantly

TCL forecasts that Data Centre space will grow to 107,000 square metres in Africa as of the beginning of 2015, and that average pricing is increasing across the continent. Read More

Moremi School launches own ICT Hub

Moremi III Memorial School in Maun has launched its own Information Communication Technology (ICT) hub aimed at improving the status of education at the school.  Read More

BT announces new AMEA cloud services

BT has announced new cloud services aimed at supporting the expansion plans of its customers in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa (AMEA). Read More

MWEB Business’ Top Technology Trends 2014 – 2015

MWEB Business predicts the top local technology trends for the coming year. Read More

2014 EMC Forum to be staged in Lagos

The 2014 edition of the annual EMC Forum themed ‘It’s Time To Redefine IT’ is set to be staged in Lagos on November 25, at the Expo Hall of Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island.  Read More

Accenture previews digital disruption

Speaking at Oracle Day in Lagos, Accenture has outlined the digital transformations already taking place thanks to ICTs, and the ways in which technology will change lives in future. Read More

Preparing for the workplace of tomorrow using today’s insights

A new survey, 'Workforce 2020', has revealed that most companies are not prepared to capitalise on the forthcoming workplace changes. Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage ERP AfricaSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionSage HR AfricaMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoice

FEATURED STORY

GSMA: half a billion mobile subscribers in SSA by 2020GSMA: half a billion mobile subscribers in SSA by 2020

The number of unique mobile subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa will pass the half billion mark in 2020, says a new GSMA report.

IN DEPTH

Africa lags on digital migration Africa lags on digital migration

Only three African countries have so far completed the digital migration process, and serious issues are hampering the migration in other nations.  

COMPANY NEWS

Leading through volatility in Africa

For the businesses that are prepared to face the storm and manage the volatility afflicting the continent, there are still huge rewards to be had from doing business ...