SatADSL unveils satellite services for cash machine networks
Belgium-based satellite service provider SatADSL has presented new services to support the deployment of Automated Teller Machine (ATM) networks in East Africa at the AITEC Mobile Money Conference in Nairobi. It will allow ATM operators and banks to deploy cash machines in small urban areas in East Africa where terrestrial communication services are either not available, unreliable or too expensive. SatADSL COO Caroline De Vos said the new services are specifically tailored for the African banking and financial community. The company is also in the process of recruiting partners distribute its products and services in the region.
The company is currently leading three pilot projects for ATM deployment with banks in Ghana, Cameroon and Zambia. The service allows for financial transactions to be carried out over a satellite link in a reliable, secured and cost-effective way. The SatADSL service connects the client applications in remote offices to the servers located in the company headquarters and other servers located in Europe and the US. The SatADSL corporate service offering is built around the SES Broadband service platform, which provides high-speed broadband internet via satellite.