Satlink connects Africa everywhere


David Hochner, CEO SatLink Communications talks to Communications Africa about how Satlink connects Africa to the rest of the world

“SatLink is very active in delivering content to and from Africa. Due to our excellent strategic location in the Mediterranean Basin, our worldwide network of satellite, fiber and IP network solutions connects Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. We reliably and efficiently deliver content to every corner of the world, including every region in Africa. Thus, operators, telecoms and broadcasters seeking to expand their business in Africa and in need for high quality transmission delivery and hosting solutions find that SatLink perfectly meets their requirements.”

“For international and African originated broadcasters looking to deliver their TV channels to direct to home (DTH) viewers or to Pay TV operators head end throughout Africa we are providing transmission services including playout facilities and content management; uplink and satellite capacity on the most popular broadcast satellites covering the continent. We deliver a mix of leading international TV channels to the continent including, among others, music videos and reality TV on MTV Base, Reuters’ video news feeds of world and African news and events, South Asian and Bollywood entertainment from Doordarshan and the Israeli Network channel reaching Hebrew speakers in Sub-Saharan Africa.”


African Pay TV

“SatLink will operate MCPC (Multi-Channel Per Carrier) platforms for delivering TV broadcast to Cable TV operators, IPTV and to Mobile head ends in Africa in C-band over the AMOS-5 satellite scheduled to be launched soon. Sending multiple channel signals over an MCPC platform on the satellite SatLink creates popular broadcast neighborhoods to bring more exposure for TV channels among African Pay TV operators. Not only do these channels increase visibility but they also save bandwidth costs by using the MCPC.”

“Via AMOS-5’s C-band our customers will attain Pan African coverage minimizing the affects of rain or other geographic and atmospheric challenges prevalent in Africa. AMOS-5’s elevation at 17East ensures that satellite dishes on the ground, especially in the center of Africa, look at the sky between 50-80 degrees thus decreasing the affects of local interferences and ensuring secure line of sight to the satellite.”

“Data delivery is also a market in which SatLink is heavily involved. We provide a wide range of data-centric services to Satellite owners, governments, ISPs, Telecoms, large enterprises and to other teleports requiring SatLink’s strategic location as gateway to and from Africa and our massive teleport infrastructure. Services we provide include: IP connectivity, worldwide satellite capacity, teleport ground services, iDirect VNO solutions, Hub hosting and equipment co-location, Multi-Satellite and fiber solutions, Maritime solutions, and various Engineering consulting services.”

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