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Thrane Expands SAILOR VSAT 700 Broadband Coverage for Internet & Voice to Africa

Thrane & Thrane’s new African mini-VSAT Broadband coverage area now supporting broadband Internet and voice services for maritime applications.    

Thrane & Thrane have announced the successful activation of its mini-VSAT Broadband service in Africa. This is the latest step in the joint effort by Thrane & Thrane and ViaSat to offer a seamless global broadband network for vessels via the new African coverage area is using the Telesat 11N satellite, which has already been supporting Atlantic service.  The network is now bringing broadband Internet and voice services for commercial and leisure marine users in and around Africa.

The mini-VSAT Broadband service, along with the Thrane & Thrane SAILOR 700 VSAT, comprises of the first end-to-end 24-inch VSAT antenna, service, and support package available for maritime communications. Thrane & Thrane and ViaSat are currently providing two-way mobile broadband services from eight secure teleports around the globe utilising eight beams on seven of the world’s most powerful communications satellites. The seamless network offers voice service and Internet access as fast as 512 Kbps (upload) and 2 Mbps (download) at fixed monthly rates.















Cover map to show new coverage including Africa, and planned future coverage.


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