Single hop Internet, Intranet, Star and Mesh connectivity

SkySWITCH is the ONLY technology in Africa to offer simultaneous connectivity to Internet, intranet (branch to Headquarters) and direct Remote-to-Remote communication between branch offices. SkySWITCH offers a very attractive solution as it provides a clear competitive edge over other VSAT platforms and communication media.

SkySWITCH Point to Point Service (E10A) Features:

  • Ability to share data from each branch to the headquarters at great speeds
  • Ability to simultaneously share bandwidth between branch offices, thereby providing high-speed access for all the stations
  • Enabled environment to have a reliable VOIP network within the wide area network (WAN)
  • Ability to carry out quality video conferencing from branch offices to headquarters and between branch offices. (Requires dedicated bandwidth of at least 256Kbps and necessary and conferencing equipment)
  • Ability to achieve 550-600ms and 0% packet loss on an installed link without load
  • Hub is installed in Nairobi, Kenya on a C-band 7.3m dish ensuring high reliability and availability for remote sites pointing to Nairobi and its environs on fibre link
  • Remote branch offices require to be on 1.8m C-band Antennas, ensuring low cost of entry to the customer
  • Independent Point to Point connectivity achieved using 2.4m Antennas
  • Superior C-band service - less susceptible to severe rains
  • The SkySWITCH Infinity 3100 modem is an enterprise class router designed to support business critical applications including VoIP and Video. The SkySWITCH 5100 infinity series also offers full encryption
  • IDirect powered networks deliver the speed, performance and flexibility to fulfil the most demanding requirements of today's end users - anywhere
  • Intersat has a world class NOC & support centre with highly experienced certified engineers, providing customer services and site monitoring 24/7 365 days a year

SkySWITCH Network meets most Government, Private and Corporate technical requirements.

SkySWITCH supports a wide range of applications:

  • Rural telephony
  • Global Networking
  • Oil and mining industries
  • Broadband access for ISPs
  • Rural distance learning
  • Manpower training
  • Telemedicine in rural areas
  • Emergency disaster response

SkySWITCH Coverage map on Eutelsat 10 A