Castor Networks launches new worldwide one stop shop formula for maritime IT and communication after takeover Watum Solutions


The Netherlands, January 16, 2017 – Castor Networks has acquired Watum Solutions effective immediately, a prominent supplier of IT networks and satellite communication for the shipping and offshore industry. Watum Solutions is specialized in designing, installing and maintaining IT and VSAT systems on board of commercial vessels, offshore vessels and drilling platforms and is active in Europe, Africa, the Mexican Gulf, the Caribbean Sea and the Middle-East.

  • Internet via satellite, Africa’s online lifeline from space

    40 Per cent of the African geography is not covered by cellular towers. About 150 million Africans have no internet connection. Having no network means being isolated. This leaves a huge market for satellite internet, says Edwin Cras, Managing Director at Castor Networks, that offers an online satellite lifeline to businesses all over Africa.


    RSCC signed an agreement with Castor Networks


    RSCC has signed agreement with Castor Networks to use the new Express-AM8 satellite and strengthen further cooperation

    Russian satellite operator RSCC and the European service provider, Castor Networks, have entered into an agreement to provide satellite communications services using RSCC spacecraft Express-AM8 (14˚ W). The new satellite capacity will enable to expand the growing business of Castor Networks in the maritime industry and support the existing contracts with private mining and energy companies in Africa.p>

    Castor Networks acquires Telstream Telecoms

    28 January 2015

    De Meern, The Netherlands – Castor Networks a leading provider of Teleport and VSAT services to Corporate businesses, NGO’s , Mining , Oil & Gas and Maritime sector sectors announces today the completion of the acquisition of Telstream Telecoms Pty (Ltd), based in Johannesburg, South Africa, a premier provider of satellite communications solutions to customers throughout Africa with special focus on the Mining and Construction markets.


    New Castor Networks office in Juba, South Sudan to support growing customer base


    Castor Networks has announced the opening of a new office in Juba, South Sudan, to improve the support to its growing customer base in the country. South Sudan is the youngest country in the world. Ever since its proclamation of independence in 2011, it has been developing rapidly. Castor Networks is very keen on facilitating connectivity for companies to operate faster and more efficient, and help NGO’s with their missions in South Sudan.

    High Speed Internet VSAT coverage expanded with Yamal-402 Africa and T11N North and Central America


    The Yamal-402 Africa beam provides excellent Ku-band coverage over sub-Saharan Africa including Madagascar and enables further growth of our iDirect Ku-band services over East Africa. On this beam Castor Networks also offers iDirect -SCPC services. Yamal-402 is uplinked through our 9m Ku-band antenna in Teleport Burum in the Netherlands wich is also serving as a monitoring station for Gazprom.


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