Ghana At The Cutting Edge Of Satellite Communication
Installation of the SkyEdge II system at Superlock Technologies Limited’s (STL) premises at Airport West has put Ghana at the forefront of satellite communication. SkyEdge II is the latest state-of-the-art offering from the satellite technology giant, Gilat Satellite Networks, enabling the delivery of communication services required by business enterprises and government organisations. The system is designed to optimise broadband communication via satellite, which means that STL clients would benefit from un-interrupted, highly available links to their IT networks and would be able to take advantage of high-speed, reliable connectivity. The SkyEdge II system, or the “HUB”, as it is referred to by industry professionals, is the nerve centre of the satellite communications system, connecting more than 2,000 nationwide VSATs or “satellite dishes” to a central location. This means that a client in rural Paga in the Upper Eastern Region, for example, can connect to the headquarters’ systems in Accra and perform transactions on line. In a statement issued in Accra and copied to Ghana News Agency by Mr Dickson Dunyo, STL’s Network Operations Centre Support Manager, said the system is extremely robust with an automatic self-diagnosis mechanism. It said the changing weather condition adaptability of the system is an advantage in the tropical Ghanaian climate, which experience torrential rain that would otherwise affect the quality of the link. STL Managing Director, Mr Yaron Tal, said STL employs more than 400 Ghanaians, recruiting the best and brightest talents Ghana had to offer, and provides an extensive training programme and skills transfer to enhance employees’ knowledge and capabilities, thus ensuring high quality service delivery to clients. "The investment in Ghana’s communication infrastructure allows STL to offer all its clients a superior service and places Ghana in the privilege position of being the satellite communications leader in the West African Region, "he added. Superlock Technologies Limited has been operating in Ghana since 2003. The Company offers a wide array of high-quality services providing clients with tailor-made solutions using state of the art technologies. Its expertise ranges from Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Security Systems to implementation and management of turnkey projects. STL provides ICT services to various corporate clients, financial institutes and government organisations, focusing on complete solutions which include on-site analysis, design, supply, installation as well as intensive training and high quality after-sales service. The company’s vision is to spearhead development by building infrastructure, delivering world class service and providing sustainable solutions through comprehensive knowledge transfer and training. STL has already made significant investments in the communication infrastructure in Ghana with the installation of the most advanced, state-of-the-art technology currently available. It prides itself in its superior service resulting in being the dominant service provider in Ghana.
Source: Ghana News Agency