Namibian internet service provider AfricaOnline, a subsidiary of Gondwana International Networks (GIN) has rolled out a new JOLA service powered by Avantis HYLAS4. The service will offer a high-speed broadband 100% internet coverage, through multiple spot beams.
Foster Plender, Managing Director for AfricaOnline Ghana said, “We are proud to be the first to launch the Avanti HYLAS4 service in Ghana. Our rigorous testing over the past few months has given us the confidence that our customers will be very satisfied with the quality of service and speeds of up to 35Mbps download.”
Ghana, with a population of over 30,000,000 people has an average of 10,110,000 million internet users and an internet coverage of 33.6%, which is very low considering its population. However AfricaOnline aims to tackle this low coverage through its JOLA service. The service will leverage on multiple spot beams to supply 100% coverage all over Ghana.
Spot beams, are satellite signals that is specifically concentrated in power- it is sent by a high-gain antenna, so that it will cover only a limited geographic area on Earth. Spot beams are used so that only earth stations in a particular intended reception area can properly receive the satellite signal.
The JOLA service will ensure that remote locations are connected and also enable high-speed satellite as a business continuity service in urban areas. The service will create new opportunities for nations by ensuring more sectors of the population are connected.
Africa Online, is a member of the iWay Africa group of companies, owned by Gondwana International Networks. Africa Online has established itself as one of the leading Internet Service Providers in Namibia, as they offer uncompromising service delivery and support over the last 19 years. Africa Online offers comprehensive products and services to the home and corporate markets.
iWayAfrica is a leading African ISP that offers solutions over satellites, fibre optic and wireless networks. iway Africa designs, installs and operates networks to suit customers’ requirements. The Group currently services over 67,000 corporate subscribers and over 20,000 consumer subscribers across Sub-Saharan Africa. Through its own primary operations, distributor and affiliate network across the continent, iWay Africa presence spans across 44 African countries.
Kalahari Holdings, a company with diverse interests in Namibia, operating in the interests of Namibian development owns 25% of Africa Online. Gondwana International Networks (GIN) is a pan-African service provider with its main interests in the telecommunications and ICT arenas. GIN is the majority shareholder in the following entities: iWay Africa, Telco Serve and Gondwana Communications. These entities are focused on providing telecommunication solutions on the African continent.
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