Orbit Satnet wows the crowds

Orbit Satnet is hoping to attract region-wide interest in its broadband internet solutions.

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By  Neil Denslow Published  September 28, 2005

Orbit Satnet is hoping to attract region-wide interest in its broadband internet solutions. Already well established in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, Orbit Satnet is now aiming to sign up corporate customers based elsewhere in the region that need fast connectivity. “At the moment, we distribute to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, Oman, Sudan and Bahrain,” explains Hussein El Nour, systems lead engineer, Orbit Satnet. “We have come to Gitex to meet new customers and discuss with them their broadband service options,” he adds. UAE-based companies will have to look elsewhere, however, as Etisalat’s monopoly prevents Orbit Satnet from offering services within the country. However, the broadband provider is planning ahead for the day when the telecoms market in the UAE is opened up to competition. “Although we cannot enter the UAE market yet, we are looking ahead,” says El Nour. “We plan to eventually get a licence and to provide our services here once the regulations are relaxed,” he adds. El Nour has been overwhelmed with the amount of interest he has seen at the show, adding that everyday more and more people have come to the stand to discuss connectivity and Orbit Satnet’s subscription plans. The company’s plans cover four service levels, which means that it can support the needs of SMBs up to much larger organisations. “We have a number of subscription plans on offer but with all of them we are able to offer high-speed connectivity 50x faster than a normal dial up connection, so our service really is a lot better than a simple dial up connection,” El Nour concludes.

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