Africa: Sat Space Africa contracts for more Telesat capacity amid huge demand

Telesat, a global satellite operator, has announced a significant expansion in its relationship with Sat Space Africa, contracting for additional Ku-band capacity on Telesat’s Telstar 12 Vantage satellite. The contract was signed in preparation for Sat Space Africa’s launch of a new hub in Namibia, Sat Space Africa’s fifth, which follows their existing hubs in South Africa, Angola and two in the UK.

The companies began working together earlier this decade and Sat Space Africa is now one of Telesat’s largest customers in the region using both Telstar 12 Vantage and Telstar 11N for high performing enterprise VSAT networks. Telstar 11N at 37.5 degrees West and Telstar 12 Vantage at 15 degrees West have powerful Ku-band beams that together provide full coverage of Sub-Saharan Africa.


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