|Satellite to boost web connectivity in Africa - Business Day South Africa|
|Emerging Markets Business News|
|Friday, 18 February 2011 09:57|
THE R250m satellite designed for the African market will be launched on March 29 with promises of its providing more bandwidth to the continent.
The satellite, New Dawn, which is partly owned by Andile Ngcaba’s Convergence Partners, will sit 36000km above Africa and will deliver telephony, broadband internet access and media content to most of the continent for at least 15 years.
It will address the capacity backlog faced by African wireless telecom operators, broadband service providers, corporate network service providers and pay-TV television operators.