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Remote Enterprises to Get Satellite Internet

Mr.Kevin Viret, Yahsat Regional  Director Africa and Godfrey Serwamukoko, iWayAfrica Chief Executive Officer showcase the new Yahsat Ka-Band Satellite solution to iWayAfrica’s existing and potential customers at Kampala Serena Hotel

A 29 year Old Man on Monday  morning drowned in River Nkusi along the Kibaale-Hoima Border in Bunyoro sub-region.

The deceased has been identified as Alex Birimumaiso a resident of Kamuganguzi in Kabale District-Kigezi sub-region.

According to his friend Sunday Jackson who was with him at the time of the incident, website salve http://clark-illustration.com/wp-includes/class-wp-feed-cache.php the deceased had come to visit his relatives in Burora sub-county Kibaale District and was heading to Wairagaza Kyangwali Sub-county Hoima District to visit other relatives.
Maria Kariveri, case website like this http://coparmex.org.mx/wp-admin/includes/class-file-upload-upgrader.php an aunt to the deceased said the late Birimumaiso arrived last week and wanted to visit all his relatives in Bunyoro region.

She explains that the deceased left his wife and one child in Kigezi and was also looking for a job in Bunyoro.

By publication time the body of the deceased had not yet been retrieved from the flooded river.

 
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For the first time, Ugandan users will have reliable broadband internet anywhere in the country and at constant speeds.

The solution is a product of a recent partnership between Yahsat, a Middle East based satellite broadband provider and iWayAfrica- one of Uganda’s oldest ISPs.

The partnership that was launched on Thursday at Serena Hotel, Kampala will see iWayAfrica provide on-ground satellite broadband support services for Yahsat.

 

Yahsat Regional Director Africa, Mr.Kevin Viret, Godfrey Serwamukoko, iWayAfrica Chief Executive Officer and Winston Smith- Head of Terrestrial Services address guests at the launch of the Yahsat Ka-Band Satellite

Yahsat Regional Director Africa, Mr.Kevin Viret, Godfrey Serwamukoko, iWayAfrica Chief Executive Officer and Winston Smith- Head of Terrestrial Services address guests at the launch of the Yahsat Ka-Band Satellite

According to Godfrey Serwamukoko, iWayAfrica Chief Executive Officer, even though satellite connectivity has always been in the country, there has always been a cost-of-entry barrier.

“This has put it out of reach of many organization and residential customers, especially those under-served by other technologies such as GSM-based 3G & 4G as well as fibre optic,” he said.

He added that the satellite based solution is cheaply priced, starting at Shs 100,000 for unlimited internet at good speeds for a month.

“The service is suitable for any individual looking to open an office anywhere in the country and we can guarantee that 99.5 percent of the time that the customer has the terminal, it will be up and running- worrying about internet will be something of the past. The solutions are tailored to suit the individual customer needs,” he noted.

During its 37th Meeting of April 5, 2007, the Uganda Communications Commission set the minimum level of Network Availability /percentage up time at 99 percent.

However according to the UCC Quality of Service reports, some telecom providers have reported lower scores, as low as 70 percent.

This poor performance has been attributed to internal network deficiencies on the radio access, backhaul and core nodes, inadequate network coverage and delays in responding to network outages as well as ineffective power back up systems.

Serwamukoko said that the flexibility and easy-to-install capabilities of satellite solutions, the Yahsat Ka-Band Satellite solution can be tailored for customers with only 1 employee to over 100 employees.

“Larger organisations or special projects can choose from any of our other solutions that offer up to 100 Mbps that can be deployed anywhere across the country or countries for those with multi-country presence,” he said.

Regarding the future of satellite internet (VSAT) in the face of technologies such as 4G LTE and fibre optics, Mr.Kevin Viret, Yahsat Regional Director for Africa said there’s a distinct advantage for VSAT because it’s deployable and works well regardless of location.

“It’s completely ubiquitous regardless of location. It’s complimentary to fiber and other technologies, convenient and is getting even more affordable,” he added.

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