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Gilat Satcom establishes new Ghana PoP

Gilat Satcom
Thursday 24 October 13

Gilat Satcom today announced that it has established a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Ghana and is providing reliable, high-speed, cost-effective broadband connectivity over fibre to ISPs, enterprises and other private network operators across the country…

Gilat Satcom today announced that it has established a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Ghana and is providing reliable, high-speed, cost-effective broadband connectivity over fibre to ISPs, enterprises and other private network operators across the country.

Gilat Satcom is a wholesale carrier offering satellite and fibre-based communication services in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. It has been operational in Ghana for more than 10 years providing satellite capacity to ISPs and businesses. It is also shareholder in WIOCC which owns the West Africa Cable System (WACS) which has a landing station in Ghana.

Gilat Satcom’s new Ghanaian POP is directly connected to Ghana’s existing fibre network – and uses MPLS routing - as well as WACS which provides a reliable route for international traffic.

Dan Zjicek, Gilat Satcom’s CEO, said “We are investing heavily in both our fibre and satellite operations throughout Africa. We are known for providing fully-redundant extremely stable broadband networks with excellent QoS and competitive pricing. This expansion of our service in Ghana will increase both capacity and speeds”.

About Telecoms in Ghana
Located in West Africa, Ghana has a population of around 15 million. According to a September 2013 report by BuddeComm, an independent research and consultancy company, “Ghana has one of the more competitive telecom markets in the region. The country was among the first to privatise the incumbent operator, and was a pioneer in developing mobile telephony and data services. It was also among the first on the continent to connect to the internet. Although fixed-line infrastructure requires considerable investment, the vibrant mobile market has ensured that internet penetration is comparatively high”.

Budde estimates that in 2013 internet penetration is 17%, mobile is 112% and fixed line 1.2%. See more at: http://www.budde.com.au/Research/Ghana-Telecoms-Mobile-Broadband-and-Forecasts.html#overview


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