Gilat Satcom Expands Communication Services in Zimbabwe via Installation of Shiron Hub
Zimbabwe to enjoy seamless domestic advanced communication services
June 02, 2011 (Petach-Tikva) – Gilat Satcom (www.gilat.net), a leading provider of domestic and international fiber and satellite-based connectivity services in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, announced today that it has successfully launched a Shiron hub in Zimbabwe expanding its reach throughout the country. The new hub, installed in partnership with Blue Sat Access, a 100% Zimbabwe-owned Internet Service Provider, will enable Gilat Satcom to expand its reach throughout the country and region delivering C-band, high-speed service.
For many years, Gilat Satcom has taken a major role in providing satellite-based communication services across Africa providing connectivity solutions to customers in many countries. The launch of the new hub extends Gilat’s local reach and gives customers in Zimbabwe the opportunity to tap into the company’s global and local presence seamlessly with all their domestic, regional and international communication needs.
With the establishment of the new hub, Gilat Satcom can now offer comprehensive domestic and international solutions to important user communities who require rapid, robust, secure and cost-effective networks and services such as banks, government offices, education facilities, healthcare providers, and business enterprises. Independent TV channels, DTT operators, DTH operators and cellular operators will also be able to take advantage of Gilat’s comprehensive facilities and professional services including fully-redundant power sourcing and local support.
“Blue Sat Access chose to partner with Gilat Satcom because of its experience, state-of-the-art capabilities, and great reputation. We have seen Gilat Satcom in action here in Zimbabwe and elsewhere in Africa, and we are confident that, together, we will provide our customers with excellent and cost-effective solutions.”
~ Big Chitima, CEO, Blue Sat Access
“The launch of this new hub in Zimbabwe enables us to provide complete communication solutions, from broadband connectivity to triple-play, in Zimbabwe and the region, mixing satellite and fiber applications seamlessly. Domestic and international customers will enjoy the new world-class services with our immediate, local support.”
~ Moshe Rint, Managing Director Gilat Satcom Ltd. Zimbabwe
About Gilat Satcom
Gilat Satcom is a communication solutions provider offering domestic and international satellite and fiber-based connectivity services worldwide. With successful deployments in over 40 countries, Gilat Satcom delivers high-quality, cost-effective and efficient communication solutions to telcos, ISPs, governments, enterprise customers and international organizations. Always attuned to our customers’ needs, we make space for everyone.
About Blue Sat Access
Blue Sat Access trading as Gigatel is a licensed Zimbabwean telecoms operator in the Internet Access Provider (IAP) class. Focused on delivery of broadband service, VOIP, internet access, Value Added Services as well as system integration, Ggatel is tipped to be among the top 3 out of 12 similar operators in the country. Infrastructure already in place includes a class 5 Vocaltec VOIP switch, fixed wireless broadband, microwave radio based national backbone network as well as a Gilat supplied and engineered Shiron C-band VSAT hub. Our vision is to provide the most reliable and most cost effective internet, data and voices services to government institutions, large corporate, SME’s and individuals throughout Zimbabwe and the region.