Bringing new opportunities for growth

Category: Networks

Region: Africa

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RCS-Communication

Written on 24 May 2017


Bringing new opportunities for growth

Together with RCS Communication, we’re bringing broadband connectivity to South Sudan.

Industry
Telecom

Location
Africa

Home to more than 300,000 people, Juba is the capital city of South Sudan, a landlocked country in northeastern Africa. The country is covered by tropical forests, swamps, and grasslands, making it challenging to connect via terrestrial networks. As a result, broadband connectivity in the country is limited.

RCS-Communication is an ICT company in South Sudan, providing connectivity services for business and organisations that need a partner who understands the terrain, and can ensure future relevance for their clients in a quickly changing world. RCS built on its experience across East and Central Africa to offer international best practices and a proven track record for delivering projects in challenging environments to specification and within agree timeframes.

Our partnership has brought new opportunities for growth to South Sudan, built on our low-latency Trunk solution that combines fibre-like connectivity with the reach and reliability of satellite. Powered by our O3b constellation of MEO satellites, the ground-breaking service was tested internally by RCS before they integrated it into their WiMAX network in Juba.

“As one of the pioneering clients on SES Networks’ MEO fleet, we are excited to report that the practical reality after implementation matches the theory of what we hoped to achieve when we decided to contract capacity for our WiMAX network in Juba,” says Flippie Odendal, Managing Director of RCS-Communication. “With this investment, RCS further differentiated our service offering and allowed scope to increase bandwidth capacity in the future by a factor of four without the need for major changes at our local gateway.”
 


Written on 24 May 2017

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