Eutelsat W3A

Broadband Satellite in South Africa

Two-way broadband Internet access for private use, for companies, and institutions for the whole South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Botswana, Namibia, Cabinda, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire and islands in the Western Indian Ocean.

Eutelsat W3A coverage

Why W3A satellite? W3A is one of Eutelsat's most sophisticated satellites, combining Ku- and Ka-band frequencies and on-board multi-plexing (SKYPLEX). It provides pan-European and pan-African coverage while guaranteeing connectivity between the two continents.

The one VSAT access point support following services:

  • Broadband access to the internet (www, e-mail, ftp etc.)
  • Data transfer
  • Access to application programs
  • Telephone connections including VoIP, IP phone
  • Video-conference connections
  • The transfer of data, or image to many other users simultaneously

Advantages of the system:

  • Short set-up time, (1-2 weeks for a system)
  • Fast and easy upgrades
  • Possibility of guaranteed CIR
  • Transmission in almost all weather conditions

Since connectivity is established via a Linkstar hub, universal satellite modems can be used.

After service activation, data from your network or your computer will be transferred to transponders of the Eutelsat W3A satellite. A 1.8m dish is used to receive their signal.

The service includes 24h network monitoring in satellite company centres. Guaranteed uptime is 99.5% a year.

Eutelsat W3A is a perfect solution for Wi-Fi networks. Satellite brings broadband capability to your area - Wi-Fi relays the signals to antennas installed at customers’ homes, at business premises and by municipal services. In this case you can share access and costs between all users of Wi-Fi network.

Wi-Fi technology ("Wireless Fidelity") is used to extend the satellite Internet access facility to all interested users who have fitted their computer with a Wi-Fi card. All that is needed is a small antenna. Cabling is unnecessary. Wi-Fi uses radio-relay techniques and thus offers high bit-rates over a range of several dozen metres inside and several hundred metres outside. It is an interesting possibility for various categories of users, owing to the low cost of setting up the connection: Local authorities/municipal offices, business companies in urban areas operating over a number of different sites, branch offices in busy locations (stations, hotels, etc.), and also, of course, private individuals, the retail industry, telecommuters and so on.

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Price list of two-way Internet access services
monthly fee
Name of service IP 512 IP 768 IP 1024
Prices $530,00 $730,00 $995,00
Authorized protocols FTP, HTTP, POP3/SMTP, IMAPDNS on UDP All All
Possibility to assign public IP addresses Up to/29 (8 addresses, including 5 for client equipment) Up to/28 (16 addresses, including 13 for client equipment) Up to/28 (16 addresses, including 13 for client equipment)
Volume limitation 2 GB / month unlimited unlimited
Downstream 512.00 kbps 768.00 kbps 1024.00 kbps
Downstream CIR for VoIP service 20.00 kbps 30.00 kbps 40.00 kbps
Upstream 128.00 kbps 192.00 kbps 256.00 kbps
Upstream CIR for VoIP service 5.00 kbps 7.55 kbps 20.00 kbps
Recommended number of PC's 1-5 1-10 1-15
C Band offer for Southern Africa

 

LinkStar
Linkstar VSAT terminal DVB, Channel Master antenna, New Japan Radio
Complete Linkstar VSAT system 1.2m
Africa, Middle East, Asia
$2450,00
Complete Linkstar VSAT system 1.8m
Africa, Middle East, Asia
$3500,00 - $3710,00
(depend on configuration)

 

Installation by authorized Eutelsat VSAT in other continents
How to install LinkStar modem?
Africa (support from Cameroon) on request
Middle East (support from UAE) on request