Q-KON partners with Startel to engage Angola


Q-KON, a provider of satellite and wireless access network solutions to niche markets in Africa, has announced a partnership with Angola’s Startel SA (Startel). A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been reached between the two companies and is based on wholesale access to Q-KON’s StarLight offering.

Q-KON is a South African services provider that has the resources and expertise to empower regional partners to meet the needs of their respective markets and help maximise their presence.

Startel is an established and fully licensed Angola telecommunication network operator servicing the Angola market. The company operates various satellite and WiMax access networks and wishes to expand its access network product portfolio.

Both companies have agreed to collaborate with regards to the provisioning, implementation and operation of a satellite broadband access platform.

Q-KON will supply Startel with access to StarLight, an end-to-end two-way IP access service for broadband access and data communication. The service includes 1st tier Internet access, satellite uplink teleport and satellite communication bandwidth.

Startel will brand the service as Starnet, a natural addition to the company’s portfolio, inclusive of Netbué Internet access and Falabué voice services.