Vox has launched new satellite satellite broadband plans through its YahClick satellite broadband provider, which offers better speed and more data capabilities.
YahClick uses Ka-band satellites to provide high-speed satellite internet over Africa.
Vox said it would gradually contact customers to inform them of the new available options and help them with the transition to new connectivity plans.
These new plans offer improved speeds and a wider range of service plans while retaining existing voice channel features.
"There has been a significant improvement in speed from 1-7Mbps to 16Mbps, a wider range of services is now available – and users can retain their voice channels," said Jacques Visser, wireless network manager.
"This is the first phase in which the performance speeds of our YahClick satellite services are improving, with the second phase offering a transmission rate of up to 25Mbps," Visser added.
Migration to new packages does not require any changes to customer facilities and there will be no migration fee.
Monthly packages have a data allocation between 5 GB and 400 GB and a new, non-selective choice that is subject to YahClick's fair use policy.
Visser said satellite broadband is especially useful for customers in under-served rural areas where traditional fixed line infrastructure is unstable or does not exist.
Below are the prices of the listed YahClick 16Mbps satellite broadband packages listed Vox website.
|Monthly data||Download / upload speed||Price pm|
|5 GB||16Mbps / 2Mbps||R399|
|10 GB||16Mbps / 2Mbps||R499|
|20 GB||16Mbps / 2Mbps||R999|
|30 GB||16Mbps / 2Mbps||R1,500|
|50GB||16Mbps / 2Mbps||R2.290|
|100 GB||16Mbps / 2Mbps||R4,500|
|200 GB||16Mbps / 3Mbps||R9,200|
|500 GB||16Mbps / 3Mbps||R21,500|