GDBC starts regional VSAT service

Global Data Broadcasting Corporation (GDBC), a company that provides connections to the Internet via satellites, has launched a broadband Internet service in sub-Saharan Africa.

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By  Richard Brown Published  July 7, 2002

Small antennas enable GDBC’s target SME market to both transmit and receive VSAT connections at speeds of up to 45MB per second and to make DVB connections. GDBC has teleport facilities in Martlesham, England with British Telecom, 6 October City, Egypt with Nile Sat, and Alexandria, Egypt with NileSat.

GDBC’s Uplink in Martlesham uses a 15 metre antenna for both transmitting to and receiving from GDBC’s transponders on Panamsat and NileSat. In MENA, GDBC offers its service under the brand MenaSat to home users, SOHOs, cyber cafes and businesses.

The company is owned by MenaNet Communications SAE, a wholly-owned subsidiary of African Lakes Corporation. NileSat, the Egyptian satellite company, is an investor.

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