Published On: Thu, Jan 4th, 2018

Hi-speed internet connectivity for Somalia

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MOGADISHU – SOMALIA is poised to enjoy high-speed satellite connectivity following the installation of technology hub by the local pioneer in the area of telecommunication innovation in the Horn of Africa.

VT iDirect (iDirect), a global leader in internet protocol-based satellite communications, announced Dalkom Somalia had installed an iDirect Hub and will leverage iDirect’s series remotes.

The new iDirect network will enable Dalkom Somalia to scale its service more cost-effectively, expand end user data rates up to 38,5 Mbps, and improve Service Level Agreements by reducing service set-up duration.

It will also provide back-up connectivity for service restoration in cities as needed.

Mohamed Ahmed Jama, Chief Executive Officer, Dalkom Somalia, said through the iDirect platform, they were opening up areas where connectivity did not exist before.

“iDirect’s platform technology enables us to gain critical operations advantages by increasing data performance and efficiency, and shortening service installation. And these are critical requirements to expand our service reach and capabilities,” Jama said.

Dalkom Somalia is one of Somalia’s fastest-growing telecommunications companies offering next-generation solutions for broadband, connectivity, cloud computing, managed services, satellite services and internet services for businesses, wholesale and consumer segments.

It delivered the first sub-marine fibre-optic cable in 2013, a tier-3 data center in 2015 and the first satellite teleport in 201. These set the pace for innovation in the industry to connect the East African country to the rest of the world.

The new iDirect network will serve government and non-government organisations, charities, healthcare, academic institutions, internet service providers, telecommunications operators and financial services.

David Harrower, Senior Vice President of Global Sales, VT iDirect, said the expansion of connectivity in Africa was a major priority for the company.

He said the partnership with Dalkom Somalia hinged on the provision of efficient, high-speed satellite service, enabling the expansion of businesses, government and non-profit services across the continent.

“This new network in Somalia will significantly aid local citizens in Somalia,” Harrower said.

– CAJ News




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