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            GlobaTT

Broadband High Speed Internet Satellite

Operator-Teleport-Provider 

A teleport/Satellite private Ground Earth Station

GlobalTT is a private satellite ground station having a very important infrastructure. The greatest difference between GlobalTT and his competitors, is that GlobalTT is not a reseller but a Satellite operator.Thus, the quality of Broadband/Internet service offered is very high as it is directly 'coming' from the European Fiber GiGaByte Backbone.




Professional Internet high-speed
Leased Line
Broadband Internet Vsat Two way broadband satellite Internet High-Speed 24/7
  • 1.2 meter small VSat (1.8m and 2.4m in option)
  • Public and private IP addresses
  • SOHO/SME application
  • ISP's, Carrier, Operators, industry, NGO's, Oil & Gas, bank, agriculture,...
  • Services in option : VoIP, Intranet, VPN, Closed User Group...
  • Shared access available up to 10,5 Mbps
Different satellites for Quality Coverage in Africa

VSat - Mesh-Star Satellite private VSat . Full mesh - Full star
  • Internet / Fax / Phone services
  • Leased line from 32 Kbps up to 10 Mbps
  • From 2 telephone lines up to 32 channels
  • Prepaid and postpaid access
  • +- 0.02 usd/min for Europe & USA
  • Internet FullMesh Single Hop up to >= 100 VSat

Portable satellite Portable solution - Internet / Fax / Telephone

  • Thuraya: Portable satellite phone - regional operation.
  • Iridium: Portable phone - Worldwide-phone
  • BGAN: Portable Broadband High-speed Satellite access
  • Inmarsat: ISatPhone by inmarsat -Worldwide-Phone
South Africa: Future African Internet Leader
South Africa and Morocco could become leaders in driving the growth of the Internet in Africa, according to a new report by global consulting firm McKinsey which predicts that the Internet's contribution to economic growth on the continent will increase dramatically over the next decade. 
According to the report, released on Wednesday, the continent, following a decade of rapid urbanization and strong economic growth, is going digital. "While just 16 percent of the continent's one-billion people are online, that picture is changing rapidly," says McKinsey. Africa's "iGDP" - the percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) that is contributed by Internet-related activity - currently stands at 1.1 percent, just over half the levels seen in other emerging markets and well below the average of 3.7 percent in developed economies.

South Africans to play key role in SKA design

South African scientists are to lead two of the 10 teams involved in the design of the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) radio telescope, the international SKA Organization announced on Monday. The SKA's global partners have committed €120-million to the three-year design phase, which will involve more than 350 scientists representing 18 nations and drawn from nearly 100 institutions. The SKA project is an international effort to build the world's largest radio telescope, to be co-located in South Africa and Australia.

Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System (EASSy)

EASSy is the highest capacity system serving sub-Saharan Africa, with a 4.72 terabit per second (Tbit/s), 2 fiber-pair configuration.[1] It is the first to deliver direct connectivity between east Africa and Europe / North America. It is the only system with built-in resilience end-to-end. EASSy interconnects with multiple international submarine cable networks for onward connectivity to Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. 

WACS (West Africa Cable System)


WACS (West Africa Cable System) is a submarine communications cable linking South Africa with the United Kingdom along the west coast of Africa. The cable consists of four fiber pairs[1] and is 14,530 km in length, linking from Yzerfontein in the Western Cape of South Africa to London in the United Kingdom. It has 14 landing points, 12 along the western coast of Africa (including Cape Verde and Canary Islands) and 2 in Europe(Portugal and England) completed on land by a cable termination station in London. 

Internet in Africa

The Internet in Africa is limited by a lower penetration rate when compared to the rest of the world. Moreover, Africa itself exhibits an inner digital divide, with most Internet activity and infrastructure concentrated in South Africa, Morocco, Egypt as well as smaller economies like Mauritius and Seychelles. While the telecommunications market in Africa is still in its early stages of development, it is also one of the fastest-growing in the world. In the 2000s, mobile telephony in Africahas been booming, and mobile telephony is now substantially more widespread than fixed line telephony. Telecommunication companies in Africa are looking at Broadband Wireless Access technologies as the key to make Internet available to the population at large. Projects are being completed that aim at the realization of Internet backbones that might help cut the cost of bandwidth in African countries

























As an Internet Service Provider (ISP, also called Internet access provider) we will offer users access to the Internet and related services. We will provide services such as Internet access, Internet transit, domain name registration and hosting, dial-up-access, leased line access and colocation.
















Access ISPs employ a range of technologies to enable consumers to connect to their network. Over time, available technologies have ranged from acoustic couplers to telephone lines, to cable, Wi-Fi, and fiber optics.

For users and small business, traditional options include copper wires to provide dial-up, DSL (typically asymmetric digital subscriber line, ADSL), cable modem or Integrated Service Digital Network (ISDN) (typically basic rate interface). Using fiber-optics to end users is called Fiber To The Home or similar names.

For customers with more demanding requirements, such as medium-to-large businesses, or other ISPs, higher-speed DSL (such as  single-pair high-speed digital subscriber line), Ethernet metropolitan Ethernet, gigabit Ethernet, Frame Relay, ISDN Primary Rate Interface. ATM (Asynchronous Tranfer Mode) and synchronous optical networking (SONET) can be used. Wireless access  is another option, including satellite Internet access. We also provide hosting and email services.







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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Wireless Internet (WiFi)

Our wireless broadband services have FASTER CONNECTION SPEEDS (up to 30x faster than a 56k modem) No more waiting for web pages to display or waiting hours for long downloads! INSTANT ACCESS, no busies or disconnects because your computer is always connected to the internet via WiFi, you never have to dial in! Eliminating the cost of a second line pays for the service! Other valued services WISP consultation services.

 

     
Residential Wifi 2 Yr Contract 1 Yr Contract Month to Month
Up to 1.5 Mbps/384 kbps $49.95 $59.95 $69.95
Up to 2.0 Mbps/512 kbps $69.95 $79.95 $89.95
Up to 3.0 Mbps/768 kbps (where available) $89.95 $99.95 $109.95
Up to 4.0 Mbps/1.0 Mbps (where available) $109.95 $119.95 $129.95
     
Installation Price $99.95 $199.95 $299.95
     
Asymmetrical Business      
Up to 1.5 Mbps/384 kbps $59.95 $69.95 $79.95
Up to 1.5 Mbps/768 kbps $69.95 $79.95 $89.95
Up to 3.0 Mbps/384 kbps (where available) $89.95 $99.95 $109.95
Up to 3.0 Mbps/768 kbps (where available) $99.95 $109.95 $119.95
Up to 4.0 Mbps/1.0 Mbps (where available) $129.95 $139.95 $149.95
       
Installation Price $99.95 $199.95 $299.95
       
Symmetrical Business      
1.5 Mbps/1.5 Mbps $299.95 $349.95 $449.95
2.0 Mbps/2.0 Mbps $399.95 $449.95 $549.95
3.0 Mbps/3.0 Mbps $449.95 $499.95 $599.95
       
Installation Price $249.95 $249.95 $249.95

Phone Service

S.I.C. Connect offers high quality products and services in the African telecom industry. We strive on providing competitive home and business phone services at fair prices. Please select from the services below and contact us for more information.

Business Phone Services

  • Long Distance Voice
  • Integrated Services
  • DSL Broacband
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Dedicated Internet
  • DSL Broadband
  • VoIP/SIP
  • Tele-Conferencing
  • Switchvox
Virtual Fax

Don't have a fax machine? Not to worry. You can now fax to email or email to a fax machine all from S.I.C. Connect's easy to use Virtual Fax service!

S.I.C. Connect’s Vfax service costs less than the leading “e”-fax service, and boasts a 99.93% success rate (even on large faxes). Whether your fax document contains dense text with embedded images or is being sent as a Word doc, PDF or JPG, our TDM-based network ensures that it arrives quickly, every time. You can choose whether to fax over the Internet, from Microsoft Outlook or from our standalone desktop client.

  • Nationwide coverage
  • Keep your existing fax number or choose a new one from our huge inventory
  • Privacy compliant on portal and client-based faxing


Not fax over VoIP or
T-38 fax, our Vfax platform is a virtual inbound/outbound faxing solution with a 99.93% success rate on all types of faxes. Most other providers of fax solutions are based on the unstable and unreliable T-38 protocol. Ours is based on rock-solid TDM technology that allows you to send hundred page documents with multiple attachments and file formats. Our Vfax service is also convenient; you can send and receive a fax anywhere in the world with internet access and a web browser.


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Video Teleconferencing

The ZTE T100 Software Client allows you to participate in HD video calls from the convenience of your computer - wherever you are. It is a standalone desktop client license that allows you to participate in HD 720p video calls with all standards-based Video Conferencing endpoints and infrastructure. It offers HD Audio, echo cancellation, and the ability to share your PC screen or specific documents for data sharing.

THIS PRODUCT IS SOFTWARE ONLY. A WEBCAM AND MICROPHONE/SPEAKER ARE NEEDED FOR IT TO FUNCTION.

ZTE T100 Software Client Overview

The ZTE T100 Software Client is an inexpensive way to add remote users to the conversation. Just download the software, enter the license key, and call! Coming November 2012: The T100 will be available and functional as a standalone Video Conferencing endpoint for iPads. This is a first in class offering! Coming December 2012: The T100 will be available and functional as a standalone Video Conferencing endpoint for Android tablets.This is a first in class offering! Financing options are available - turn your Capital Expenditure into an Operating Expense with our Third-Party leasing options and Net30 Terms. Contact a Video Conferencing Consultant today







INTERNET USERS, POPULATION AND FACEBOOK STATISTICS FOR AFRICA
2012 Q2

AFRICA

Population
(2012 Est.)

Internet Users
Dec/2000

Internet Users
30-June-2012

Penetration
(% Population)

Internet
% Africa

Facebook
31-Dec-2012

Algeria

37,367,226

50,000

5,230,000

14.0 %

3.1 %

4,111,320

Angola

20,139,765

30,000

2,976,657

14.8 %

1.8 %

645,460

Benin

9,598,787

15,000

335,957

3.5 %

0.2 %

171,780

Botswana

2,098,018

15,000

268,620

12.8 %

0.2 %

294,000

Burkina Faso

17,275,115

10,000

518,253

3.0 %

0.3 %

141,740

Burundi

10,557,259

3,000

176,040

1.7 %

0.1 %

41,900

Cameroon

20,129,878

20,000

1,006,494

5.0 %

0.6 %

562,480

Cape Verde

523,568

8,000

167,542

32.0 %

0.1 %

107,340

Central African Rep.

5,057,208

1,500

150,920

3.0 %

0.1 %

163,780

Chad

10,975,648

1,000

208,537

1.9 %

0.1 %

43,120

Comoros

737,284

1,500

40,550

5.5 %

0.0 %

19,940

Congo

4,366,266

500

295,132

6.8 %

0.2 %

107,640

Congo, Dem. Rep.

73,599,190

500

915,400

1.2 %

0.5 %

903,020

Cote d'Ivoire

21,952,093

40,000

968,000

4.4 %

0.6 %

n/a

Djibouti

774,389

1,400

61,320

7.9 %

0.0 %

50,140

Egypt

83,688,164

450,000

29,809,724

35.6 %

17.8 %

12,173,540

Equatorial Guinea

685,991

500

42,024

6.1 %

0.0 %

32,980

Eritrea

6,086,495

5,000

377,363

6.2 %

0.2 %

20,940

Ethiopia

87,302,819

10,000

960,331

1.1 %

0.6 %

902,440

Gabon

1,608,321

15,000

128,665

8.0 %

0.1 %

132,000

Gambia

1,840,454

4,000

200,057

10.9 %

0.1 %

97,280

Ghana

25,292,392

30,000

3,568,757

14.1 %

2.1 %

1,630,420

Guinea

10,884,958

8,000

141,504

1.3 %

0.1 %

68,780

Guinea-Bissau

1,628,603

1,500

43,484

2.7 %

0.0 %

n/a

Kenya

43,013,341

200,000

12,043,735

28.0 %

7.2 %

2,045,900

Lesotho

1,930,493

4,000

83,813

4.3 %

0.1 %

51,440

Liberia

3,887,886

500

116,637

3.0 %

0.1 %

n/a

Libya

5,613,380

10,000

954,275

17.0 %

0.6 %

781,700

Madagascar

22,005,222

30,000

418,099

1.9 %

0.2 %

282,880

Malawi

16,323,044

15,000

716,400

4.4 %

0.4 %

203,840

Mali

15,494,466

18,800

414,985

2.7 %

0.2 %

212,020

Mauritania

3,359,185

5,000

151,163

4.5 %

0.1 %

106,200

Mauritius

1,313,095

87,000

458,927

35.0 %

0.3 %

367,900

Mayotte (FR)

223,426

n/a

18,640

8.3 %

0.0 %

19,500

Morocco

32,309,239

100,000

16,477,712

51.0 %

9.8 %

5,091,760

Mozambique

23,515,934

30,000

1,011,185

4.3 %

0.6 %

362,560

Namibia

2,165,828

30,000

259,899

12.0 %

0.2 %

231,340

Niger

16,344,687

5,000

212,480

1.3 %

0.1 %

63,500

Nigeria

170,123,740

200,000

48,366,179

28.4 %

28.9 %

6,630,200

Reunion (FR)

843,459

130,000

300,000

35.6 %

0.2 %

240,040

Rwanda

11,689,696

5,000

818,048

7.0 %

0.5 %

188,800

Saint Helena (UK)

3,687

n/a

1,217

33.0 %

0.0 %

n/a

Sao Tome & Principe

183,176

6,500

36,928

20.2 %

0.0 %

6,940

Senegal

12,969,606

40,000

2,269,681

17.5 %

1.4 %

675,820

Seychelles

90,024

6,000

38,854

43.2 %

0.0 %

27,600

Sierra Leone

5,485,998

5,000

69,240

1.3 %

0.0 %

76,880

Somalia

10,085,638

200

126,070

1.2 %

0.1 %

123,480

South Africa

48,810,427

2,400,000

8,500,000

17.4 %

5.1 %

6,269,600

South Sudan

10,625,176

n/a

100

0.0 %

0.0 %

n/a

Sudan

34,206,710

30,000

6,499,275

19.0 %

3.9 %

n/a

Swaziland

1,386,914

10,000

251,448

18.1 %

0.2 %

89,500

Tanzania

46,912,768

115,000

5,629,532

12.0 %

3.4 %

705,460

Togo

6,961,049

100,000

356,300

5.1 %

0.2 %

117,420

Tunisia

10,732,900

100,000

4,196,564

39.1 %

2.5 %

3,328,300

Uganda

33,640,833

40,000

4,376,672

13.0 %

2.6 %

562,240

Western Sahara

522,928

n/a

n/a

n/a

0.0 %

n/a

Zambia

13,817,479

20,000

1,589,010

11.5 %

0.9 %

327,600

Zimbabwe

12,619,600

50,000

1,981,277

15.7 %

1.2 %

n/a

TOTAL AFRICA

1,073,380,925

4,514,400

167,335,676

15.6 %

100.0 %

51,612,460

NOTES: (1) Africa Internet Statistics were updated for June 30, 2012. (2) Africa Facebook subscribers were updated for December 31, 2012. (3) CLICK on each country name for further data on individual countries and regions. (4) Africa Population numbers are mid-year 2012 estimates, based on data mainly from the U.S. Census Bureau and local census offices. (5) For definitions, navigation help and methodologys, see the site surfing guide. (6) Africa Internet usage information comes mainly from data published by WWW, ITU , Facebook, and other trustworthy sources. (6) For Internet growth comparison purposes, baseline Internet usage data for the year 2000 is displayed. (7) Data from this table may be cited, giving the due credit and establishing an active link back to internetworldstats.com Copyright 2012, © Miniwatts Marketing Group. All rights reserved worldwide.


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