Coollink, one of the leading high-speed internet service providers (ISP) in Nigeria and partners of Konnect Africa is set to launch a new broadband service dubbed “Asta.”  Asta, which will be launched in a few days, is expected to bring broadband satellite internet to consumers in Nigeria at an affordable price. This announcement was made known by Shahin Nouri, Chief Executive Officer of Coollink.

“Our resources will be sculpted to strategically meet the needs of the Nigerian market to provide a better satellite broadband experience that is customized for the region,” said Abdurrahman Mubi, Senior Technical Manager at Coollink.

This announcement comes at a time when there are concerns that GSM services are yet to reach certain rural areas, and many still have limited access to internet. Satellite technology like this will provide internet services in areas where fibre optic network isn’t available.

Why you should care about this announcement
According to Abdurrahman Mubi, Senior Technical Manager at Coollink, the service will be highly available and completely tailored to the needs and demands of Nigerian consumers; it will be affordable, will cover the whole Nigerian territory and will offer features such as speeds of up to 20 Mbps, data rollover and free night zone.

Asta will continue this tradition with high-speed Internet access available for consumers and enterprises across the Nigerian territory and beyond. When it comes to enterprise applications, Asta will benefit companies in virtually every niche. With premier connectivity and infrastructure, clients will be able to use Asta for everything from Small Office Home Office and Enterprise applications to complex Government solutions.

What makes Asta unique?

As opposed to other broadband services, Asta will be available for residential customers at affordable rates in areas where broadband service was inexistent. The service will be delivered using antennas as small as 74 cm in diameter, which can be easily installed in the most difficult of terrains and in as little as two hours.

“We have one of the most reliable and diverse network capabilities so you can increase up-time, improve scalability, and materialize operational efficiency. We are not your typical ISP – we own our network, we master our solutions, and always go the extra mile,” she added.

Coollink has forged its name as a major ISP in Nigeria and across Africa with a high level of customer satisfaction and the aim to create a better user experience for customers. Known as one of the most reliable ISPs in the region, Coollink is proud to make it easy for its customers to focus on the task at hand as opposed to the reliability of their Internet connection.

What you didn’t know about Konnect Africa

  • Konnect Africa was set up by Eutelsat in 2015
  • Konnect Africa aims to be the leading player in providing state-of-the-art satellite broadband solutions to telecom operators and internet service providers throughout the African continent.
  • Konnect Africa’s ambition is to boost social and economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa by providing affordable broadband connectivity everywhere thus reducing the digital divide.
  • With the aim of “taking broadband further”, Konnect Africa is launching commercial service in 2017 and expects to cover most of Sub Saharan Africa by 2019.

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