Gilat Satcom, a leading provider of satellite and fibre-based connectivity
services in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, today announced additional
investment in its broadband network in East Africa with the establishment
of a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The PoP is
connected to both the EASSy and SEACOM undersea cables which enable Gilat
Satcom to provide advanced services such as MPLS with full redundancy.
Gilat Satcom has a growing range of fibre routes in coastal and landlocked
Africa and provides telcos, ISPs, Governments and businesses with fast and
reliable broadband connectivity at a highly competitive price. Gilat
Satcom is amongst the first companies in Africa to offer both non-stop East to
West coast-to-coast and international connectivity. Its MPLS network connects
To both the WACS, EASSy and SEACOM undersea cables via fibre local loops
across Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Namibia and Mozambique.
In addition, Gilat Satcom’s pan-Africa satellite footprint allows its MPLS
network to reach the most remote areas of the continent.
The new PoP was established to answer growing demand from current and new
customers in East Africa to improve domestic and international broadband
Dan Zajicek, CEO of Gilat Satcom, said “We continue to invest heavily in
expanding our operations in Africa on fibre to provide complete MPLS
services with full redundancy. Our customer base is expanding rapidly
because we have a reputation for providing reliable high-quality extremely
stable broadband services with excellent QoS.”
Gilat Satcom’s African headquarters is in Lagos and it has a number of
Joint ventures across Africa including Microlink in Zambia and Raga in the DRC.
About Gilat Satcom
Gilat Satcom is a communication solutions provider that offers satellite
and fibre-based connectivity solutions in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
With successful deployments in 50 countries, Gilat Satcom consistently deliver
high-quality, cost-effective and efficient communications solutions to
telcos, ISPs, governments, enterprise customers and international organizations.
The company operates three international teleports in Europe and the
Middle East, fourteen hubs/PoPs in Africa and two PoPs in Europe. In addition,
Gilat Satcom is a shareholder in WIOCC, owners of the East African
Submarine System (EASSy), and in the West Africa Cable System (WACS), with undersea
fibre-optic cable systems connecting eastern and western Africa to the
rest of the world. The company provides space segments over numerous satellites
including Intelsat, Telesat, Hellas Sat, ABS, SES-NewSkies and others.