Pan-African Broadband Project

About this Project

UltiSat was awarded a subcontract in 2006 to design, deploy and migrate a satellite network for SCB, a global financial institution with headquarters in London. Information transported for SCB included voice, voice over IP (VoIP), and time-critical data applications (IP as well as legacy data protocols).

The challenges posed with this project were driven by the customer desire to migrate its existing network on a different satellite, without loss of data during the transition. To deploy this network in a timely and cost-effective manner, UltiSat developed a migration approach that incorporated multiple antennas at each remote site location, one pointed to the legacy satellite, while a second was pointed to the new satellite. 

All remote sites were successfully migrated by UltiSat to the new network and satellite in less than six months. UltiSat continued to provide operations and maintenance support through the three-year contract period for this project.

Key Highlights:

  • Spanned 30 locations in 14 different countries
  • Included all of SCB's points of presence in Africa
Africa, VSAT, satellite, satellite network


Global Satellite Network
Standard Chartered Bank (SCB)

UltiSat's global infrastructure and technical expertise means we have the reach and know-how needed to design large-scale, complex networks anywhere in the world.