Gilat Satcom is set to unveil new fibre routes in coastal and landlocked Africa, guaranteeing coast-to-coast redundancy guarantees.
The company, which operates on both the east and west coast of Africa, said it is particularly targeting East African countries such as Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania and Zambia, where it has identified gaps between demand for broadband and the supply.
“There is still a huge gap between the growing demands for broadband in Africa and the ability of the industry to provide a high-quality service,” said marketing director of Gilat Satcom Eran Yoran.
Gilat Satcom has multiprotocol label switching networks (MPLS) connecting both the WACS and EASSy submarine cables through Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Namibia and Mozambique. The company says expansion of its services in the East African region will help connect including the remotest parts of the region.
“In particular, we see a great need in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania and Zambia. We are investing heavily so that we can provide businesses in Africa with a fully-redundant extremely stable broadband network with excellent QoS,” reads a statement from the company.
The company added it is also considering the establishment of data centres targeting financial institutions, oil and gas multinationals and other large firms, which it says are in need of high data security levels and low latency.
Gilat Satcom is also an established provider of voice and data over satellite in Africa, Asia and the Middle East and has Lagos as its headquarters on the continent.