Auto-provisioning VSAT service launched by Gondwana International Networks

Pan-African telecommunications provider Gondwana International Networks (GIN) has announced Africa’s first roll-out of Satmotion from Integrasys.

Satmotion is a VSAT Auto-Commissioning tool that enhances the delivery, commissioning and maintenance of VSAT services, as well as minimising OPEX, time and interferences. The rollout of Satmotion is a first for the continent, representing a within the telecoms industry, as installers are empowered to autonomously point and adjust users’ antennas and streamline the overall commissioning of VSAT solutions.

Guy Schalker, CTO of GIN, said: “By simply installing an App on a Smartphone, whether Apple or Android, the VSAT installation capabilities are simplified, making installation easy regardless of the installers’ level of experience. This not only reduces the installation time and associated costs, but more importantly means the customer is installed accurately first time with optimised polarisation.”

He added that GIN has rolled this technology out, together with Hughes Network Systems’ JUPITER platform, to ensure the customer experience is enhanced: “Satmotion is a scalable solution that delivers optimal line-up with minimum interference. It is ideal for global networks and high throughput networks.”

Alvaro Sanchez, Sales Director, Integrasys, said: “We are proud of Satmotion as this technology allows users to commission a VSAT solution faster, while maximising the performance of the IDU and ensuring no reinstallations are required.”

“Integrating the Satmotion system in our JUPITER product portfolio allows our customers to deploy terminals quickly and cost-effectively, while ensuring high installation quality,” added Kartik Seshadri, Senior Product Director at Hughes.

GIN is a Pan-African communications service company and one of the largest VSAT Operators in Africa through its operating brands, AfricaOnline and iWayAfrica. The Group has subsidiaries in 10 countries on the continent and offers services in an additional 34 countries via its distributor channel partners.

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