Castor Networks, a leading VSAT and Teleport services provider, announced today the launch of Castor Networks DRC, located in the northeast of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The subsidiary is based in Kisangani and caters to NGO’s, Mining and Oil & Gas industries, by offering specialized VSAT services.
De Meern, The Netherlands, April 18 2016
Castor Networks launches Castor Marine
Castor Networks, a leading satellite service provider and teleport operator, announces today the launch of Castor Marine, a specialized maritime VSAT service provider serving Superyachts, Offshore and Passenger vessels.
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 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>
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.
Press release by Gazprom Space Systems at IBC 2014
Castor Networks (the Netherlands) has expanded cooperation with Gazprom Space Systems after signing the contract for the use of additional Yamal-402 satellite capacity for a maritime project in the area of Nova Zemlya Island at IBC 2014 Exhibition.
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.
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.
Castor Networks launches VSAT services on Arabsat 5c C-band covering Africa, Middle East including Afghanistan. With the addition of the Arabsat 5c footprint, Castor Networks now offers an alternative look angle to its NSS-12 C-band service. Arabsat 5c C-band allows the use of 1.8m C-band antenna’s.
Castor Networks offers the service through its iDirect platform in its state-of-the-art teleport facilities in Burum, The Netherlands using a 16.4m uplink antenna. Castor Networks offers the complete solution in-house using its own antennas at the Burum Teleport.