Satellite-based internet and data solutions provider
The company said in a statement this week that it had established a partnership with Cable Wise to deliver communications infrastructure and internet services to areas where broadband was unavailable, unreliable or simply too expensive.
"Until now, satellite was not considered a viable or cost-effective option for internet access.
"However, advances in satellite technology have made it a very affordable solution for individuals and more importantly, for companies that want to ensure total business continuity under all circumstances," it said.
Cable Wise manager Quentin Wadmore said that unlike most terrestrial alternatives, satellite networks could be rolled out quickly and relatively inexpensively, connecting farms and lodges in remote locations to the information highway.
"Satellite networks are easily scalable, allowing users to expand their communications networks and their available bandwidth easily," he said.
"Satellites provide a flexible, universal, reliable and quickly deployable means to address a wide range of communications needs. Satellites eliminate the constraints imposed by the largely wired world and its benefits go far beyond simple redundancy," he said.
"Leveraging satellite-enabled broadband also makes good business sense for companies that want to extend their reach, improve efficiency and protect their business assets. And within urban areas, satellite internet can be used to provide primary connectivity to homes and small businesses where broadband is currently inaccessible," said Carlsen.
"With this new offering, we believe Cable Wise has taken the next big step in providing affordable, reliable broadband internet connectivity to all underserviced and non-serviced areas in Northern KwaZulu-Natal," added Wadmore.
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