Onlime Launches Services on Yamal


Onlime announced signing of the contract during the IBC event in Amsterdam with Gazprom Space Systems taking capacity on Yamal-402 satellite to increase Ku offering addressing a growing demand in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Onlime has full Ku and C-Band satellite coverage for VSAT services over the African continent, providing reliable business communications solutions to the enterprise market, whether directly through one of its own offices or via its substantial network of partners and VSAT resellers. Excellent coverage and the reliability of Yamal-402, in combination, with its long expected life, makes it a good fit for further penetration into many markets within its footprint, allowing for small VSAT terminals to be deployed in majority of locations in Africa. Onlime services include enterprise quality VoIP across Africa.

“We are pleased to sign the contract with such a reputable company as Onlime, for the use of Yamal-402 capacity over Africa allowing them to offer services in many African countries. We intend to further develop relationship with Onlime in African and Middle East markets,” said Dmitry Sevastiyanov, GSS Director General.

Paul Ziegler, Onlime CEO said: “Onlime is at the forefront of providing business communications solutions to the enterprise market across Africa that include satellite and fiber based networks, MPLS, VoIP and wireless solutions. The addition of Yamal-402 is part of network strategy to be able to offer seamless coverage across the African continent to address the needs of the market. We are proud of our partnership with Gazprom and look forward to growing the relationship further.”

The Onlime Group

Onlime is leading the way in providing high quality, secure and reliable business communications to customers across the globe.

Bringing together the knowledge and experience of CET Teleport and the Limeline Group, Onlime provides premium quality connectivity to enterprise, government, military, oil & gas, mining, banking, NGO and many other customer groups across the globe.

With its extensive satellite coverage, across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia through the Caribbean and South America, as well as dedicated access to a growing network of fibre links and with a range of the latest technology platforms, wherever an organisation is in the world, Onlime is there to provide an unrivalled communications environment for business.

What’s more, with a philosophy of being “closer to the customer” Onlime has a dedicated team of professionals based in offices in Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, India, Sierra Leone, Angola, DR Congo, South Africa, USA and UAE. The technical hub in Germany is a fully manned disaster recovery facility with a help desk running 24/7 and Onlime delivers customers the peace of mind, knowing wherever they may be doing business, whatever time of day or night a rapid response is guaranteed.

Gazprom Space Systems

Gazprom Space Systems is a Russian satellite operator, its spacecraft now consists of three satellites: Yamal-202 (49E), Yamal-300K (90E) and Yamal-402 (55E). Yamal-402 satellite, constructed by Thales Alenia Space, was launched on the 8th of December 2012, it has four fixed Beams (European, Northern, Russian and Southern) and one Steerable Beam.

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