Gilat Satcom expands communication services in Zimbabwe


On June 02, 2011, Gilat Satcom, a leading provider of domestic and international fiber and satellite-based connectivity services in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, announced that it has successfully launched a Shiron hub in Zimbabwe expanding its reach throughout the country. The new hub, installed in partnership with Blue Sat Access, a 100% Zimbabwe-owned Internet Service Provider, will enable Gilat Satcom to expand its reach throughout the country and region delivering C-band, high-speed service.

Independent TV channels, DTT operators, DTH operators and cellular operators will also be able to take advantage of Gilat’s comprehensive facilities and professional services including fully-redundant power sourcing and local support.
With the establishment of the new hub, Gilat Satcom can also offer comprehensive domestic and international solutions to important user communities who require rapid, robust, secure and cost-effective networks and services such as banks, government offices, education facilities, healthcare providers, and business enterprises.

“Blue Sat Access chose to partner with Gilat Satcom because of its experience, state-of-the-art capabilities, and great reputation. We have seen Gilat Satcom in action here in Zimbabwe and elsewhere in Africa, and we are confident that, together, we will provide our customers with excellent and cost-effective solutions.” said Big Chitima
CEO, Blue Sat Access.

“The launch of this new hub in Zimbabwe enables us to provide complete communication solutions, from broadband connectivity to triple-play, in Zimbabwe and the region, mixing satellite and fiber applications seamlessly. Domestic and international customers will enjoy the new world-class services with our immediate, local support.” completed Moshe Rint, Managing Director of Gilat Satcom Ltd. Zimbabwe.