ICSL picks Gilat Satcom to provide connectivity in Nigeria

Gilat Satcom on Monday said that it is now providing satellite connectivity to ICSL’s 200 VSAT sites in Nigeria.

Gilat Satcom was chosen following a competitive tender involving multiple providers. Gilat Satcom was also chosen to upgrade ICSL’s hub in Lagos with the latest network optimization software installed to reduce OPEX.

Gilat Satcom has been operational in Africa for more than 15 years and has a presence in more than 30 countries across the continent.  This latest deal confirms its position as one of the most reliable and cost-effective connectivity providers in Africa.

ICSL provides broadband and connectivity services to homes and businesses across Nigeria. The company is expanding rapidly having built its reputation on providing reliable, high-speed, broadband and connectivity services accompanied by excellent customer service.

Mr. Yemi Oshodi, chief operating officer at ICSL said “Our business is rapidly expanding as more and more of our customers need fast and reliable broadband at home and at work. Gilat Satcom’s credentials, flexibility and offering are extremely impressive and we know that they will be able to meet our growing capacity needs.”

Last year Gilat Satcom was named as the Best African Satellite Provider in Africa in recognition of its investment in the development of a whole host of innovative technologies across both its satellite and fibre networks.  Gilat Satcom’s African headquarters is in Lagos, it operates an ISP in Uganda and has partnerships across the continent.

Gal Kohn, VP Sales of Gilat Satcom, said “Another new customer attracted by our award-winning service.  Our team of talented engineers developed and deployed a comprehensive optimization plan to reduce ICSL’s OPEX and improve its SLAs. We will continue to invest in both our staff and our infrastructure so that we will always be able to offer the best possible connectivity service to our customers.”

Gilat Satcom is a communication solutions provider that offers satellite and fibre-based connectivity solutions in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

With successful deployments in 50 countries worldwide, Gilat Satcom consistently delivers high-quality, cost-effective and efficient communications solutions to telcos, ISPs, governments, enterprise customers and international organizations.

The company operates three international teleports in Europe and the Middle East, fourteen hubs/PoPs in Africa, two PoPs in Europe and one in the US.

In addition, Gilat Satcom is a shareholder in WIOCC, owners of the East African Submarine System (EASSy), and in the West Africa Cable System (WACS), with undersea fibre-optic cable systems connecting eastern and western Africa to the rest of the world.

Gilat Satcom also provides space segments over numerous satellites including Intelsat, Telesat, Hellas Sat, ABS, SES NewSkies and others.