The AccessKenya Group last week launched a new Direct Out VSAT solution for remote users. Through this product christened Bush, remote users will now be able to get connected from their remote sites to the Internet giving clients who have either no local infrastructure or the infrastructure available is not suitable a quality alternative.

Speaking during the launch, Group Managing Director Jonathan Somen said his company was proud to be associated with the introduction of the premier remote VSAT solution in Kenya, which allows users to connect internationally.

“Unlike other solutions in the market, Bush is designed with Corporate Clients in mind. By utilizing C band (as opposed to Ku band) satellite connectivity, the uptime of the solution is higher than other solutions offering Ku band as it will not be affected by rain and fog,” said Somen.

Similar to AccessKenya’s other existing terrestrial solutions, Bush offers guaranteed bandwidth and not shared bandwidth. There is therefore is no data cap so a client pays a flat fee per month ensuring that the Group’s pricing is the most competitive in the market. Bush also offers all the additional benefits that clients currently receive from AccessKenya on their existing services which include a 99.8% Service Level Agreement and high quality support.

Earlier this year, the AccessKenya Group was given the Data Carrier Network Operator’s License by the CCK thereby allowing it to start offering VSAT services. The DCNO license allows AccessKenya to provide VSAT services and contract directly with international providers for their own uplink gateway services rather than through intermediaries.