SpeedCast has announced the launch of a new Ka-Band service to serve Libya and Afghanistan.
The new service will provide dedicated Ka-Band capacity to meet customer requirements in the Libyan and Afghanistan markets. The service builds upon SpeedCast’s existing service offerings in the two regions, which includes both C-band and Ku-band services, and marks the continuation of SpeedCast’s expansion into North Africa and the Middle East.
SpeedCast selected the Ka-Band frequency for the new service due to its high capacity and focused footprint on these two countries. The footprint matches the growing demand SpeedCast faces from its existing telecom and enterprise customers for satellite services.
The Ka-band service is compelling due to its high throughput and cost effectiveness, which make it ideally suited for addressing connectivity requirement among customers in these two geographies. The service can be utilized for Internet access, Virtual Network Operators (VNOs) services, IP trunking, and fully managed network services, thus catering for most needs in the market.
SpeedCast specializes in delivering satellite services to remote and hard-to-reach regions. The company saw two opportunities in these two countries -- first, an underserved need for reliable and cost-effective communication in Libya, and second, an opportunity to extend its existing service portfolio in Afghanistan. In Libya, SpeedCast is bringing its reputation for quality of service and unrivalled customer support to the Libyan market.