Africa turns to satellite


In an African channel first, Axiz has announced the signing of Innova HTS, a new partner that enables cost-effective broadband satellite solutions into Africa. Innova HTS complements an already comprehensive range of solutions from Axiz aimed at enhancing its digital platform offering.

With partnerships such as this, Axiz will continue to develop and grow its ecosystem, introducing partners and customers to environments that transcend technology and provide new and innovative opportunities.

Jacques Malherbe, Axiz CTO and Managing Executive of Advanced Technologies, says that Axiz is pleased to introduce this leading technology into its product and services offering: “We look forward to providing groundbreaking and innovative connectivity technology. Because of the geographical spread in both South Africa and the rest of Africa there are vast areas that have no connectivity. This hampers access to basic internet, IoT and cloud services. All these fourth industrial benefits can only be realised with connectivity.”


Innova HTS is a leader in High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services in Africa. Innova HTS director Rob Griggs, explains: “While Ka-band HTS has been in the first world for three years, extensive coverage for Africa only came about with satellites being launched from late 2017 onwards. Ka-band HTS is a game-changing industry wide innovation that is vastly expanding the market for satellite communications. Furthermore, the economic broadband speeds, low-cost Ka-band terminals and simple implementation, lends itself to a channel model from a respected distributor such as Axiz”.

He says that the UN has declared Internet access a basic human right, but hundreds of millions of Africans still remain unconnected: “Axiz and Innova HTS’s vision is to accelerate the adoption of HTS satellite broadband enabled WiFi to them.”

About Innova HTS


Innova HTS are an aggregator of HTS services and solutions from global leaders such as Eutelsat, Avanti, Intelsat and others and operate as a Virtual Network Operator (“VNO”) in Africa.   We have the expertise and experience to build satellite telecommunications infrastructures, to cost-effectively deliver broadband where traditional terrestrial fibre and microwave is unavailable, not financially viable, or too slow to deploy.

About Axiz

Axiz is an African company invested in the future of the African Information and Technology Age. Our focus is to build ecosystems in order to simplify the way customers interact with technology, solutions and each other. Founded in1989 as an ICT distribution company based in South Africa, Axiz has today evolved into a continental business with a physical footprint in 8 countries including Kenya, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Botswana and Mauritius and sales presence in many more.


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