Internet Service Provider Offers VSAT Alternative

While many people may not be aware of it, internet connectivity is not just limited to Mobile phones (3G and 4G), Fibre and ADSL. As prices of the internet soar, it is important to explore the other alternatives.

There’s also an option called VSAT. The acronym VSAT itself refers to Very Small Aperture Terminal and it’s essentially Internet provided through a satellite dish.

VSAT has traditionally been used by those who are in areas that don’t have fiber, ADSL and mobile good mobile internet. This has mostly meant mines, farms and generally institutions located in the rural areas.

In Zimbabwe, VSAT is provided by almost all internet providers – Utande, TelOne, ZOL, Powertel, and Africom. In this article though, we are talking about that which is provided by ZODSAT, a relatively smaller ISP.

Here are the different packages that are provided by ZODSAT:

PackageLite BasicSME/Home BasicPremium BasicPremium UnlimitedSchools Unlimited
Data Cap5GB25GB50GBUnlimitedUnlimited
Speeds
download
/
upload
Up to 5120 kbps
/
Up to 768 kbps
Up to 5120 kbps
/
Up to 768 kbps
Up to 10240 kbps
/
Up to 2048 kbps
Up to 10240 kbps
/
Up to 2048 kbps
Up to 5120 kbps
/
Up to 1024 kbps
Monthly priceUSD $15USD $75USD $150USD $499USD $199.99
Bonus Data25 GB125GB250GBUnlimitedUnlimited

Full price list: Techzim

While VSAT is good in terms of getting internet anywhere, its major drawback is the speed which is fairly slow than 4G LTE, 3G, Fibre and ADSL.

2 comments

  1. Lazarus Logan Long Reply

    Satelite internet is not broadband internet. It has very very high latency and weather can cause outage at anytime.

  2. godfrey chikowore Reply

    At any rate it serves as an innovation a specific purpose for which it was proposed in society, it could be an option to resort to among many others willing to make use of it. Live and let live in rural and urban communities.

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