Satellite company starts cloud-based delivery platform for wholesale customers
06 November 2017 | Alan Burkitt-Gray
Brussels-based SatADSL has started a cloud-based satellite delivery platform for Africa that allows wholesale customers to shape and route IP traffic from and to different hubs.
The company has expanded its Cloud-based Satellite Delivery Platform (C-SDP) in South Africa and Zimbabwe and says they will be extended to the rest of Africa by the middle of 2018.
“The C-SDP is truly a unique solution and has been launched in direct response to market demand,” said Caroline De Vos, COO and founder of SatADSL. “While it is predominantly aimed at service providers, we also plan to allow other operators to access the C-SDP, giving them the ability to control multiple technologies on different satellites, all from one single management tool.”
Telcos and service providers can offer, via the cloud, satellite services over any frequency band, said Sat ADSL. The platform is “a complete OSS/BSS, carrier-grade, fully redundant platform” that “includes a network management system which allows IP traffic to be shaped and routed from and to different hubs”.
“We also plan to evolve the platform further as the satellite landscape continues to change and develop,” said De Vos, an aerospace engineer who founded the company in 2010.
C-SDP can connect to Newtec’s Dialog multiservice platform, a move that will enable the launch of SatADSL’s innovative Ka-band services in South Africa and Zimbabwe next year.
“As a manufacturer of innovative satellite hub systems, we believe that SatADSL, including its OSS/BSS platform, delivers a very good complement to our product offering,” said Jo De Loor, market director for HTS and enterprise at Newtec.
SatADSL designs and offers satellite networking solutions to banks, microfinances, broadcasters, NGOs, governments, ISPs, telecom operators and other companies in Africa and the Middle East in remote areas or where terrestrial infrastructure is not reliable. It has already installed more than 3,000 VSAT networks in more than 45 countries.