OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 23, 2013) - C-COM Satellite Systems Inc., (TSX VENTURE:CMI) the leading global provider of mobile auto-deploying satellite antenna systems, announced today that it has started supplying South Africa's largest independent telecommunications firm Vox Telecom with iNetVu® Mobile antennas.
The C-COM manufactured antennas will be used by Vox Telecom on the YahClick Go broadband satellite service. YahClick offers Africa's first Ka-band satellite connection providing coverage over highly targeted areas, allowing for greater efficiencies on the ground and a lower cost to the end user.
"With Yahclick, South Africa's first Ka-band broadband service, we've been able to slash the price of satellite broadband costs," says Jacques Visser, Project Manager for Vox Telecom. "Now YahClick can also be mobile, using C-COM's technology."
Visser says C-COM's iNetVu® mobile antennas have been designed from the ground up to be fast, robust and easy to operate. "For the end user, it's literally a matter of pressing one button," he says. "The antenna's software controller and robotic movement systems will automatically find the satellite signal and connect within less than five minutes. If there's no electricity, it can run off a car battery."
"We are pleased to have Vox Telecom to be our first YahClick Ka band integrator in South Africa and look forward to working with them to deliver high bandwidth mobile Ka-band solutions to their extensive customer base there," said Leslie Klein, President and CEO of C-COM satellite Systems Inc.
The products have already been deployed at several high-profile events in South Africa, such as the ANC Mangaung conference in Bloemfontein, the opening game of the AFCON in Soweto, the annual Dusi Canoe Marathon in Kwazulu-Natal and the Charity Balloon Run event recently held in Cape Town. YahClick, in conjunction with Wildfire TV, also provided the live webstream for over a million viewers when Nina the Chimpanzee gave birth on camera at the Jane Gooddall Institute.
About Vox Telecom
Vox Telecom is a leading telecoms operator, providing voice, data and collaboration services to the southern African market. The Group competes in both the business and consumer sectors and has primary offices in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth as well as in Windhoek, Namibia. Vox Telecom, established in 1998, has established itself as one of the major players in the telecoms market and is the largest black-owned telecommunications company in South Africa.
As a licenced network operator, Vox Telecom provides a suite of comprehensive enterprise, SME and consumer telecommunications solutions that include alternative voice solutions, data access and ISP services, cutting-edge cloud services, a variety of PBX and video conferencing services, telephony management systems, faxing and text messaging applications.
Vox Telecom's unbiased approach when it comes to technology, combined with a dedication to cost minimisation and an uncompromising attitude towards service delivery, has resulted in long-term partnerships with thousands of South African corporates, government organisations, SMEs and consumers.