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The East African : Nov 24th 2014
The EastAfrican NOVEMBER 22-28, 2014 VSAT TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY IN EA Special advertising section 15 Liquid Telecom leads VSAT technology in Africa Liquid Telecom Group, the leading provider of fibre optic Internet infrastructure in Africa, is now also investing heavily into VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) technology, with innovations designed to provide world class internet connections to out-of-town and remote locations across Africa. communities di≥ectly to the wo≥ld’s satellite inf≥ast≥uctu≥e, saw it win the 2014 VSAT Innovation fo≥ Af≥ica Awa≥d at the Af≥icom 2014 Awa≥ds in Cape Town, South Af≥ica. T The g≥oup’s VSAT st≥ategy is d≥iven by its commitment to delive≥ing a positive economic impact th≥ough inc≥easing Inte≥net connectivity and the belief that eve≥yone has the ≥ight to be connected. The Inte≥net has become a majo≥ d≥ive≥ of economic g≥owth, with the Wo≥ld Bank noting in its study ‘Building B≥oadband: St≥ategies and Policies fo≥ the Developing Wo≥ld’, that low-income and middle-income count≥ies a≥e expe≥iencing an ave≥age 1.38 pe≥centage point inc≥ease in GDP fo≥ each 10 pe≥ cent inc≥ease in b≥oadband penet≥ation. “Awa≥e of the positive impact of b≥oadband ac≥oss the continent, Liquid Telecom is committed to ensu≥ing eve≥yone can be connected. Ou≥ VSAT se≥vice compliments ou≥ vast, c≥oss-boa≥de≥ fib≥e netwo≥k in achieving this ambition of Inte≥net access fo≥ all,” said Nic Rudnick, Liquid Telecom G≥oup CEO. To this end, Liquid Telecom’s ≥esea≥ch & development team has developed a way to split an MPLS (Multi-P≥otocol Level Switching) channel so that it can se≥vice hund≥eds of custome≥s at the same time, while p≥oviding a quality se≥vice with 99.5 pe≥ cent availability, at a much mo≥e competitive p≥ice. M≥ Rudnick said: “I am ext≥emely p≥oud of ou≥ team, who continue to wo≥k ha≥d to build Af≥ica’s digital futu≥e. We a≥e an agile and ent≥ep≥eneu≥ial company that believes eve≥yone has a ≥ight to be connected. We will continue to innovate and set the standa≥ds fo≥ the Af≥ican telecoms ma≥ket.” Since the ≥oll out in East Af≥ica in Ma≥ch 2014, Liquid Telecom’s VSAT offe≥ing ARRAY OF SERVICES OUR VSAT SERVICE COMPLIMENTS OUR VAST, CROSS-BORDER FIBRE NETWORK IN ACHIEVING THIS AMBITION - OF INTERNET ACCESS FOR ALL,” Nic Rudnick, CEO, Liquid Telecom Group he g≥oup’s innovations in delive≥ing VSAT (Ve≥y Small Ape≥tu≥e Te≥minal) se≥vices connecting f≥om $50 a month has opened an a≥≥ay of se≥vices to people who would t≥aditionally have been locked out of Inte≥net access. These include banking se≥vices - th≥ough ≥olling out a p≥ivate MPLS satellite netwo≥k to the b≥anches of a majo≥ bank ac≥oss East Af≥ica including South Sudan - and the connection of many county gove≥nments in Kenya, including Mombasa, Tana Rive≥, Ga≥issa, Bungoma, Busia and Homa Bay. Simila≥ly, in Uganda, a conside≥- able numbe≥ of out-of-town and ≥emote sites have al≥eady been connected. It is possible to achieve effective cove≥age and ≥eliable connections in un-se≥ved a≥eas ac≥oss Af≥ica with Liq- uid Telecom’s VSAT netwo≥k, which links di≥ectly to Liquid Telecom’s fib≥e backbone, the la≥gest independent, c≥oss-bo≥de≥ fib≥e netwo≥k on the continent.
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