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    What is the Story with Satelite Connectivity in SA. is it illegal..??

    what is stopping me from getting a satelite Uplink form say transcom in the uk at 8000 for 512kb/1M?

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    It's illegal (if you don't use Sentech or Telkom) but no one will stop you ATM. The costs have been discussed on the forum before and it seems quite steep though.

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    well for home use yes. but for a company? and it was illegal in KSA too. it worked fine over there. it sucks that yu have to virtually break the law in order to get affordable internet access for a company...
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    From what I've heard, I think you need a VANS License to Legally use a Satellite connection.
    1.5mbps ADSL with 20gb Cap from internode.on.net

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    Hi Guys,

    A friend of mine is looking to get VSAT connectivity on a farm near Hartebeespoort dam. The standard mobile connectivity in this are is totally unreliable. Who are the Vsat providers and how realiable is this way of connecting to the Internet and obviously what are the prices.

    We have had some quotes from a company, Afriglobal communications. The product name is Stargaze.

    Please can you advise where to go and what to do.

    Many thanks.

    Charles.

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    What would be the main usage of the Internet? If it's for online gaming, that's not going to be possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Csnoopy View Post
    Hi Guys,

    A friend of mine is looking to get VSAT connectivity on a farm near Hartebeespoort dam. The standard mobile connectivity in this are is totally unreliable. Who are the Vsat providers and how realiable is this way of connecting to the Internet and obviously what are the prices.

    We have had some quotes from a company, Afriglobal communications. The product name is Stargaze.

    Please can you advise where to go and what to do.

    Many thanks.

    Charles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickster View Post
    What would be the main usage of the Internet? If it's for online gaming, that's not going to be possible.
    The main function would be for emails and updating info on the social media sites. No gaming watching of movies etc. Maybe downloads.

    I hope this makes sense.

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    Vodacom also does satellite now. if u are interested pm me ure email and i will send the pricing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ockie View Post
    Vodacom also does satellite now. if u are interested pm me ure email and i will send the pricing.
    How come VSAT prices need to be quoted? Why aren't on the table like ADSL?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SauRoNZA View Post
    You can check out Yahclick via Vox as well.
    A guy i know out in the middle of nowhere has this but he says he can only use like 400mb in a 72 hour rolling windows and he pays R299 a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickster View Post
    How come VSAT prices need to be quoted? Why aren't on the table like ADSL?
    Installation cost varies.

    Think Vodacom also does it through a third party reseller and not directly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SauRoNZA View Post
    Installation cost varies.

    Think Vodacom also does it through a third party reseller and not directly.
    Correct.
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    I have come to the conclusion that there are very few if any service providers in this bussiness. Telkom and maybe now Vodac via somebody else possibly Neotel. These providers use a large dish 1.5-3Met. The provider we are looking at is Afriglobal with there Stargaze product. They use a 74cm dish on the Ka-band system. There pricing is reasonable. If anybody is interested I can send the basic brochures and pricing.

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    Howzit

    Your friend can give us a call as well.

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