Vox has launched new satellite satellite broadband plans through its satellite broadband provider YahClick, offering better speeds and more data options.
YahClick uses Ka-band satellites to provide a fast satellite internet connection across Africa.
Vox said he would gradually contact the customers to inform them of the new available options and help them switch to new connectivity plans.
These new plans offer improved speeds and a wider range of service plans, while retaining the existing features of the voice channel.
"There is a significant improvement in the speed between 1-7Mbps to 16Mbps, wider service pallets are now available – and users get to keep their voice channels," said Vox's voice to wireless Jacques Visser.
"This is the first phase to improve the flow rate of our YahClick satellite services. The second phase will offer a transfer speed of up to 25Mbps," added Viser.
Migrating to new packages will not require any changes to the equipment intended for customers, and there will be no compensation for migration.
The monthly packets have data allocations ranging from 5GB to 400GB, as well as a new necessary option that is subject to the fair use of YahClick.
Wisner said satellite broadband is particularly useful for rural consumers who are not served, where the traditional fixed infrastructure is unstable or non-existent.
Below are listed the prices of YahClick 16Mbps satellite broadband packages, as listed on Vox's website.
|Monthly data||Download / Send Speed||Price pm|
|5GB||16Mbps / 2Mbps||R399|
|10GB||16Mbps / 2Mbps||R499|
|20GB||16Mbps / 2Mbps||R999|
|30GB||16Mbps / 2Mbps||R1,500|
|50GB||16Mbps / 2Mbps||R2, 290|
|100GB||16Mbps / 2Mbps||R4,500|
|200GB||16Mbps / 3Mbps||R9,200|
|500GB||16Mbps / 3Mbps||R21,500|