que-X Business Satellite Access Service
The que-X satellite access service is a point-to-multipoint access service that provides a dedicated two-way communication circuit from an on-premise earth station at the customer site to the Teleport facility in Midrand, South Africa. Interconnection from the remote site to the Teleport is via either Hellas-Sat 2 (Ku-Band) or AMOS-5 (C-Band) satellites. From the Teleport, the access circuit is connected to the customer’s hosted equipment in the Tier 4 Data Center or back-hauled to the customer’s SA premises via terrestrial links.
The que-X satellite network solution is a star-network that provides seamless end-to-end IP connectivity from any location in Africa directly to the Teleport in Midrand, South Africa. Customer Head Office networks can be integrated to the remote office through a secure MPLS architecture.
Hellas-Sat 2 provides Linear Ku-Band satellite communication services over Southern Africa.
AMOS-5 provides Circular C-Band satellite communication services over Africa, Europe and the Middle East. The satellite is positioned at 17° East longitude and accommodates 4x 36MHz and 14x 72MHz C-Band transponders. The satellite was launched in December 2011 with an expected service life of 15 years.