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Gilat Satcom expands its fibre network with the new PoP in Tanzania

by / Comments Off / 112 View / 28th May 2014

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.