Pan-African telecommunication provider, iWayAfrica, a division of Gondwana International Networks, has rolled out Jola, a Pan-African Ku-Band managed retail satellite service into sub-Saharan Africa
Jola provides satellite Internet to households and business in sub-Saharan Africa, including into those areas with limited connectivity options on alternative technologies, the company stated.
Ali Bofulo, general manager at iWayAfrica, stated that Africa is "in dire need of affordable broadband services". Bofulo added, “Jola is an exciting product for both small businesses and households. The pricing is lower than any existing Ku-Band satellite services. We are offering users true flexibility to select a monthly data allowance and speed that suits their needs.”
The new retail satellite service meets the demands of both business and household needs, including a business continuity service, Jola SOS, and a 1GB emergency data advance for times when a customer's data allowance has expired. The firm is sold via authorised partners including all iWayAfrica and AfricaOnline networks and iWayAfrica’s channel partner network, covering 44 markets in sub-Saharan Africa.