Ka band is the latest technology in satellite broadband industry whereby satellite broadband can be provided with speeds way beyond current Ku and C Band technologies and costs being as low as terrestrial broadband service. The high bandwidth available in the Ka spectrum and frequency re-use capabilities across multiple beams enables the delivery of more capacity at faster speeds to smaller dishes and thus opening the door to faster speeds at lower costs for more users.
The ever increasing demand for broadband is rapidly exhausting the available capacity of existing Ku-band satellites. Government, large and small enterprises increasingly depend on media-rich applications to grow their businesses and need high-bandwidth applications to deliver services to their citizens. Today's consumers all want to watch movies, make VoIP phone calls, and browse the Web simultaneously at the same time.
Ka-band technology is now making all this possible over satellite, almost globally to areas that lack access to terrestrial broadband service, or can’t get Ku-band services because the spectrum is saturated.
WAFA provide Ka band satellite internet solutions over : Africa, Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq, Middle East and Europe.
In Africa we cover the following countries : Nigeria, Angola, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Libya, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and South Africa.
In Middle East we cover the following countries : Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Syria, Kuwait, Oman, Lebanon, and Yemen.
We also have full Ka band coverage over : Turkey, Pakistan, Georgia and complete Europe.
We are currently providing Ka band services on 3 satellites ( Hylas-2, Yahsat Y1B and Eutelsat Ka-9 ) and details can be seen on our coverage section.
Typical Ka band VSAT terminals used are : Hughes, iDirect and ViaSat's tooway.