Gilat Telecom Zambia granted ISP License

cloud communications africa Gilat Telecom has built data centres across Africa. (Photo: Pixabay)Gilat Telecom has announced that its subsidiary in Zambia has obtained a license to offer cloud and fixed broadband services to customers across Zambia from ZICTA, the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority

This new license will allow Gilat Telecom Zambia to meet the increasing demand from businesses across Zambia who are looking for a higher-quality broadband service, and a wider range of managed services than currently available from Zambia’s existing telecom operators.

With a strong presence in Africa, Gilat Telecom has fast become known as a reliable and cost-effective connectivity provider in the continent. Gilat Telecom has built data centres across Africa, with public cloud also supported in its POPs in Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda – and now Zambia. The firm also owns another successful ISP, Gilat Telecom U ganda.

Gilat Telecom Zambia has already opened an office in Lusaka, and is now recruiting a team within the country and completing work on its POP in Lusaka. It expects to start offering services shortlly to customers> including: Alang="EN-US" style="font-size: 10.0pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US;"> high-performance Wi-Fi Package that will bring fast broadband to their offices without the need to lay fibre to the building.

- A Data Protection Service which provides another level of security by storing all of an organisation’s critical data, including operating systems, applications and databases, in the cloud. The data is automatically backed-up regardless of where it is stored - physical servers, virtual machines, tablets and laptops – and is easy to restore.

- Advanced traffic management that enables its customers to use its existing bandwidth in the most efficient way by defining priorities by service and user.

- A Cloud PBX service to reduce the cost of making internal, domestic and international calls.

- Virtual firewalls, endpoint anti-virus security and an email security package to protect all of an organization's servers, desktops, laptops and email from malicious attacks and viruses.

- A Data Protection Service which provides another level of security by storing all of an organization’s critical data, including operating systems, applications and databases, in the cloud. The data is automatically backed-up regardless of where it is stored - physical servers, virtual machines, tablets and laptops – and is easy to restore.

- Advanced traffic management that enables its customers to use its existing bandwidth in the most efficient way by defining priorities by service and user.

- A Cloud PBX service to reduce the cost of making internal, domestic and international calls.

According to Gilat Telecom Zambia, the company’s cloud services are available using the Service-As-You-Go Model. This means that businesses in Zambia no longer need to purchase, update and maintain their own hardware and software; Gilat Telecom will provide these in the cloud with its cutting-edge system constantly updated and always available.

Dan Zajicek, CEO of Gilat Telecom, said: "Many businesses in Zambia are still waiting for a high-speed quality broadband service. Gilat Telecom Zambia will fill that gap in the market – and offer a wide variety of additional services which can be customized to help our customers better manage their communications and IT infrastructure leaving them more time to concentrate on growing their businesses."

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