YahClick have teamed up with Vox Telecom to launch a brand new Ka-band satellite broadband service aimed at providing fast, reliable and affordable broadband to urban and remote areas in South Africa.
YahClick is described as a game changing technology that will provide cost effective, high speed, wide reaching and reliable satellite broadband services to consumer and enterprise markets in the Middle East, Africa and South West Asia, rolling out services in Afghanistan, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Nigeria, Oman, Palestine, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Turkey, UAE, Yemen, and Uganda.
YahClick is beamed through the Y1B Satellite, Yahsat’s second satellite that was launched successfully into orbit on 24th April 2012 and which is the first satellite in the region to offer Internet connectivity through Ka-band multi-spot beams, with reusable frequencies to maximize spectrum efficiency.The multi spot-beam technology means greater efficiency on the ground.
Satellite Internet is the ability to transmit and receive data from a relatively small satellite dish on Earth and communicate with an orbiting geostationary satellite 36,000 kilometers above Earth’s Equator.
The satellite transmits and receives its information to a single location called the Network Operations Center or NOC (pronounced “knock”). The NOC itself is connected to the Internet (or private network), so all communication made to the Internet must all flow through the NOC.
Data communication via satellite is not much different than someone using a land based data provider, at least from the end-users’ standpoint. The key to remember is that once the satellite system is configured by the installer, the service acts nearly identically as any other data service and may be configured as such.
A subscriber needs some outdoor equipment that consists of a satellite dish of 74cm or 98cm width, a Block Up Converter (BUC) fixed on the dish, and a pole or a mount to support the dish. The user also needs some indoor equipment that consists of a satellite modem HN9260 for home users or the HN9460 for business users, and some cabling of the appropriate length to go from the dish to the modem located indoors that is then connected to the user’s PC/laptop. A user may also connect a wireless router to the modem to enjoy wireless access.
The YahClick satellite dish and modem will be installed by a certified installer. The installer will secure the dish either on the subscriber’s roof or wall, or on a pole mount in the ground. He will then run all the cables to connect the satellite dish to the YahClick modem and the subscriber’s computer or laptop.
Computers need to be equipped with an Ethernet network interface card to connect to the service.
Vox Telecom Yahclick products
Vox Telecom is offering four Yahclick service plans: Consumer, Business, Enterprise and Go.
- Consumer services offer speeds of between 512kbps and 10Mbps with usage limits between 50MB per day and 600MB per day. When a consumer exceeds their daily usage limit, their speed will be limited to 128K downstream and 28K upstream and the user’s traffic will be de-prioritized.
- Business services offer speeds of between 1Mbps and 15Mbps with usage limits between 350MB per day and 1GB per day. When a business exceeds their daily usage limit, their speed will be limited to 128K downstream and 28K upstream and the user’s traffic will be de-prioritized.
- Enterprise services offer custom packages aimed at specific enterprise needs. This includes the Mega 3078 service (offering speeds of up to 3Mbps) and a daily data allowance of 1,500 MB. Once the client exceeds the 1,500MB on any day, an unlimited daily rate charge will apply.
- Yahclick Go is a cost effective and transportable satellite solution.