In response to your question (below), Intelsat has been planning to put
together a package with an Internet Service Provider (e.g., AT&T, Sprint,
etc.) to offer Internet connectivity via the VSAT infrastructure. Intelsat
is prohibitted from offering Internet access, although it may be able to
provide access through a subsidiary (if established).
You might want to check with Lester Sussman, System Architect at Intelsat
([log in to unmask]) and Smain Chergui, Telecommunications
Services Specialist for Africa and Middle East ([log in to unmask])
and Fatim Haidara, satellite design engineer ([log in to unmask]).
They are knowledgable about the long term planning, sales, and design
Hope this helps.
>Dear Afrik-IT subscribers,
>I am looking for some info about connecting to the Internet thru VSAT
>(Intelsat?) in Central Africa.
>I am especially looking for quotations, for a 64kbs link, including
>connectivity to the Internet in the US or in Europe.
>I know Cameroon asks for nearly one million US dollars (5 million French
>Francs) to have the right to use a VSAT in Cameroon.
>Does anybody know how much does this costs in Gabon, Chad, Equatorial
>Guinea, Congo, Senegal, Ivory Coast?
>Any piece of info is welcome!
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