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Satellite Internet



The internet changed the way we trade Forex!

 Forex Trading

is an international activity.


You can trade

any place in the world,

as long as you can get

internet access!


Internet access can be a problem in some places.

  • Landlines can be unavailable in some places.

  • Landlines can be slow and unreliable.

  • 3G through the cell-phone networks is not available everywhere.

Uncapped Satellite Broadband is the easiest way to ensure 24 hour internet connectivity ANYWHERE in Southern Africa.




Satellite broadband pricing comparison:



SA satellite broadband prices
Service Downlink speed Monthly cap Installation Monthly cost
Vox Satellite Broadband 512kbps 3GB (100MB per day) R7,500 R261
Telkom SpaceStream Express 512kbps 3GB R3,100 R565
Liquid Telecom 512kbps Uncapped* R10,000 R798
SkyeMax (Skyevine) 4096kbps 1GB R8,638 R855
Vox Satellite Broadband 2Mbps 7.5GB (250MB per day) R7,500 R747
Liquid Telecom 2Mbps 1GB R10,000 R1,265
Vox Satellite Broadband 5Mbps 15GB (500MB per day) R7,500 R1,188
Liquid Telecom 2Mbps 10GB R10,000 R3,340
* heavily shaped with no access to bandwidth intensive services such as YouTube, Online Games, FTP (File Transfer Protocol) and Peer-to-peer downloads


Date:     January 25, 2012



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Low-cost satellite comms on the cards



South Africans will have access to low-cost satellite broadband services from mid-2012, when Vox Telecom plans to launch its YahClick satellite service.

Vox Telecom product manager Jacques Visser comments: “Many South Africans still don’t have access to reliable, affordable bandwidth. Despite the advent of many optic fiber cable networks now reaching South African shores, satellite services will become an important role player in providing the telecommunications infrastructure for rural and remote areas as optic service will only roll out to high density areas and it will take a long time if ever to reach the country side.

“YahClick will play a key role in connecting communities and creating informed societies by bringing cost-effective high speed Internet to millions of people

“YahClick is a project of Abu Dhabi-based Yahsat, which launched its Y1A communications satellite in April 2011 and plans to launch its second, Y1B, in February 2012. The YahClick service will be fully tested and ready for launch to the public by Maythis year, says Visser. The Yahsat 1-BSatellite, Ka-band payload included, will be the first of its kind in South Africa, having been expressly designed to support state-of-the-art satellite network access services.

“YahClick is a perfect broadband option for those who can’t get ADSL service, or who need a backup service in case of outages,” says Visser.

ADSL and 3G services aren’t available everywhere, and until now satellite Internet has been prohibitively expensive. Vox telecom plans to change that with YahClick.

Y1B satellite leverages advanced Ka-band multi spot-beam technology – for cost-effective bandwidth supply. The spot-beam Ka-band payload is designed to support broadband access networks for a range of applications. In addition, Ka-band spot beam satellites re-use frequencies to maximize spectrum efficiency for more network capacity. The same design enables use of smaller, lower cost terminals, antennas, and transceivers on the ground.  Y1-B will point 6 spot beams to South Africa.

“Ka-band satellite has now become one of today’s fastest-growing technologies because of the growing demand for capacity,” Visser explains.

Based on Ka-band satellite technology, YahClick will offer download speeds of up to 5Mbps and upload speeds of up to 3Mbps. “We have developed packages to suit a wide range of users, from the home user who just wants to download email and browse the web to businesses who may need to transfer hundreds of GBs a day,” says Visser.

A mid-range package offering 1Mbps download speed, 256kbps upload speed and 200MB usage per day (approximately 6GB per month) will probably cost less than R500 a month, he adds. This competes well with ADSL pricing.

“Satellite has traditionally been seen as an expensive option that’s only suitable for remote sites of large enterprises like mines,” says Visser. “But the technology has changed so much in recent years that it’s a real option as a primary broadband connection.”

Farms, clinics, game lodges and schools in remote areas will be among the first to benefit, says Visser, but the need is nationwide. “There are many urban areas where ADSL isn’t an option because there aren’t enough ports locally available or the exchange is full. YahClick is an ideal solution.”



Yahclick affordable satellite broadband:

pricing and other details



Vox Telecom has launched its satellite broadband service aimed at providing fast, reliable and affordable broadband to urban and remote areas.

YahClick is made available in South Africa through a partnership between Vox Telecom and Yahsat, which uses proven technology to offer Ka-band satellite services.

“This technology maximises spectral efficiency through frequency re-use. While this sounds rather technical, it means that Yahsat can provide high power, concentrated beams targeted over specific areas with high market potential,” said Vox Telecom.

“The ability to re-use frequencies in different locations enables greater efficiency in the use of the frequency spectrum. The stronger satellite signals require smaller dish sizes and ultimately bring down costs to subscribers,” said Vox Telecom.

Douglas ReedVox Telecom Group Managing Director, said that there is already strong demand for the product. Demand comes from rural communities, businesses, and metropolitan companies looking for a reliable and affordable backup solution.

The service is set to become available in South Africa on 1 August 2012.


Vox Telecom Yahclick products


Vox Telecom is offering four Yahclick service plans: Consumer, Business, Enterprise and Go.

  • Consumer services offer speeds of between 512kbps and 10Mbps with usage limits between 50MB per day and 600MB per day. When a consumer exceeds their daily usage limit, their speed will be limited to 128K downstream and 28K upstream and the user’s traffic will be de-prioritized.

  • Business services offer speeds of between 1Mbps and 15Mbps with usage limits between 350MB per day and 1GB per day. When a business exceeds their daily usage limit, their speed will be limited to 128K downstream and 28K upstream and the user’s traffic will be de-prioritized.

  • Enterprise services offer custom packages aimed at specific enterprise needs. This includes the Mega 3078 service (offering speeds of up to 3Mbps) and a daily data allowance of 1,500 MB. Once the client exceeds the 1,500MB on any day, an unlimited daily rate charge will apply.

  • Yahclick Go is a cost effective and transportable satellite solution.

Users of the new service can expect to see latencies of between 500ms and 600ms, according to Yahsat’s Kevin Viret.




Yahclick’s pricing is very aggressive when compared with competing satellite broadband services. The entry level product offers broadband access at less than R200 per month.

Another advantage is that consumers are only charged for downlink data. Consumer service plans also enjoy the benefit of a Freezone between 01:00 and 06:00 every day where unlimited data can be used.

Vox is running launch promotions, offering free installation for Home 10Mbps users, and free equipment and installation for 15Mbps Business users.



All prices exclude VAT


Monthly Service Plans

Download Speed

Upload Speed

Usage per Month

Usage per Day

Price per Month (Ex VAT)

Value 512






Home 512






Home 10Mbps







Service Plans

Download speed

Upload Speed

Usage per Monthly

Usage per Day

Price (Ex VAT)







Business 15360









Date:     May 23, 2012




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