Spacecom providing hybrid cellular-satellite broadband in Cameroon

AMOS-uplink1Satellite operator Spacecom is providing rural settlements and educational institutions in Cameroon with hybrid cellular and satellite-delivered broadband via the Amos-5 satellite at 17° East.

Spacecom is cooperating with Ringo S. A., a Cameroon ISP, to supply over 120 educational institutions, community centers and rural villages with broadband internet connections.

The solution allows users to take advantage of satellite for downloading data while relying on cellular or other terrestrial data networks for Internet upload requests. A user sends a request to the cloud via a GSM modem and all the information is accessed from the satellite with a high throughput downlink.

“Providing affordable Broadband Internet service throughout all of Cameroon is bringing a new wave of activity benefiting the public and private sectors. Ringo is proud to be leading this effort and continuing to building the future of Cameroon,” said Olivier Leloustre, CEO and founder of Ringo S.A.

Sharon Weissman Burbea, Spacecom VP sales for French speaking Africa, said, “With more citizens throughout Africa using internet services, especially those in outlying and rural areas, our successful project combining cellular and satellite represents a milestone for the continent. We are currently working to further develop this service in other African markets.”