RascomStar, in partnership with Forsway and Global Telesat, has built a very cost effective low-end Internet access solution.
The end user, anywhere in Africa, can install a simple 90cm or 1.2m TV dish, connect a Forsway modem and receive the Internet by satellite at up to 10Mbps. The return link is via GSM (GPRS, EDGE, 3G, 4G) through a standard GSM key plugged in the Forsway modem.
The investment is therefore reduced to the bare minimum and all the equipment can be found locally.
The same terminal can also receive DTH TV channels for dual Internet and TV solutions