More Africa NewsNetworksGilat Telecom Expands VSAT Services Across Africa

June 4, 2020by Adrian Hall0

…lowers pricing, increases speeds, reduces time to deploy to 2-3 days, adds new self-management features…

3 June 2020 – Gilat Telecom today announced that its VSAT services are now available in every country in Africa offering significant advantages over other domestic and international connectivity providers.

Operational in Africa for 20 years with a strong base in East Africa and the DRC, Gilat Telecom has built a reputation for excellent customer service providing high speed satellite, VSAT and fibre connectivity services to NGOs, ISPs and MNOs.

As demand for bandwidth across Africa continues to increase, Gilat Telecom has invested in its VSAT offering to provide a number of new opportunities and features for customers.

          – Flexibility – The use of multiple HTS and regular satellites enables Gilat Telecom to tailor its service to meet the exact demands of customers. Providers include AfricaSat, ABS, Intelsat, Belintersat, Chinasat, Spacecom, Azerspace, SES and more.  In addition, Gilat Telecom uses the equipment and services of a wide range of vendors including Newtec, iDirect, Novelsat, UHP, Comtech, Gilat Satellite Networks.

          – The world’s first SD-WAN solution for satellite traffic, designed specifically to address the needs of African MNOs, ISPs and enterprises and using AI and machine-learning algorithms to improve traffic management and maximise bandwidth. Gilat Telecom’s SD-WAN enables service providers and MNOs to centrally control the route that satellite -and fiber – traffic takes to and from the customer. 

Davor Folkenfolk, Head of Engineering at Gilat Telecom, said “We use an extensive number of satellite providers which means we can pick the best service for our customers.  We can then help them to maximise their bandwidth so that connectivity isn’t something they have to worry about anymore.  Our new VSAT capabilities have been driven by demand and developed with our long-term customers. We thank them for their continued support and custom”.

About Gilat Telecom

Gilat Telecom offers satellite and fiber-based connectivity solutions, delivering innovative broadband communication solutions to MNOs, telcos, ISPs, governments, enterprise customers, and organizations in Africa, Asia and Central America.

For more information about Gilat Telecom, please visit or contact Gilat’s PR rep Bridget Fishleigh on +44 7946 342 903 and

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