SimbaNET Launches SimbaSKY to enhance internet access in remote rural areas

SimbaNET has launched an SME-based product aimed at enhancing internet access in remote rural areas as it seeks to diversify its business.

Dubbed has launched SimbaSKY the product will tap into the rapidly expanding Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) market in Kenya by offering more secure connectivity solutions for the customers, SimbaNet Chief Operating Officer, Tony Wood said.

“It will address the difficulties consumers in rural and semi-urban areas are facing when it comes to accessibility of internet and this is because the service has unlimited coverage across East Africa and beyond, which means that businesses and homes in any of those geographical locations will now get the much needed reliable and stable connectivity. Furthermore, SimbaSKY has various packages designed
to meet the varied requirements and budgets of our customers.” He added.

The product which relies on VSAT/Satellite technology, KA-Band, has a variety of business and home packages available to meet the customers’ requirements. These packages vary in terms of overall capacity allocated, download and upload speeds required and can also provide an unlimited capacity option should it so fit the client. Each package has an affordable fixed price which is billed monthly.

By connecting businesses that are in remote areas from multiple sectors such as agriculture, education, oil and energy, power, mining and many more, SimbaNET says it supports the economy of the country by making business operations easier for those remotely located.

Whilst SimbaNET, through SimbaSKY, supports businesses in locations where terrestrial infrastructure is unavailable, it also offers SimbaSKY as an alternative link to those in urban areas because of its affordability and high levels of uptime. SimbaSKY allows flexible working as it lets people work from home and therefore support their business activities.

“We are delighted with the SimbaSKY service as it is one of our fastest-growing products. SimbaSKY provides internet connectivity and other value added services such as Voice, domain registration and hosting so as to fully meet the unique needs of the regional SME. Our goal is to provide maximum quality while reducing the overall operational costs for our clients.’  Anil Hassan, Head of SME Sales stated

It is estimated that today, Kenya’s informal sector constitutes 98 percent of all businesses in the country employment growth rate of 12-14 percent, contributes 30 percent of total employment and 3 percent of
GDP’. SimbaNET says through SimbaSKY it looks forward to support the growth in this crucial sector as the economy expands.

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