Orange taps Gilat Satcom for DRC capacity boost

2 May 2017

Gilat Satcom has announced that Orange has ordered more satellite capacity across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in order to meet increasing demand across all sectors of its operation. Gilat Satcom, and its local partner Raga Sat, were previously providing 400Mbps to Orange; this has now increased to 1Gbps which will be used to provide capacity for Orange’s international data, domestic and cellular backhaul networks. Gilat Satcom has been providing broadband connectivity to enterprises and ISPs in the DRC since 2008. Its partner Raga is one of only three licensed hub operators in the country. Further, Gilat Satcom uses O3b’s unique ‘Fiber in the Sky’ satellite network in the DRC.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, Orange completed its USD160 million takeover of Tigo DRC in April 2016, and went on to absorb Tigo’s user base on 1 October, acquiring some 4.5 million additional customers in the process.

Congo, Dem. Rep.,Gilat Telecom, Orange DRC, Raga,

Subscribe



Feedback

Have feedback, corrections, or story ideas? Send them to editors@commsupdate.com.

Browse Past Issues

Filter

Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.

Search

Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.

Advertise

CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:

  • International carriers
  • Wholesale service providers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Telecom investors
  • Regulators

Learn more about advertising on CommsUpdate.

Share