Delivery to Africa's Largest Multi-Channel Program Distributor Caps Record Year for ASC Signal Sales of Large-Aperture Antennas and Feed Systems to African Customers

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C-, Ku- and Ka-band transmit/receive systems delivered to the region span from 4.5 meter to 9.4 meter in size.

We launched a strategy two years ago to target key African accounts. Two years on, we are seeing the positive results.

ASC Signal Corporation has achieved a milestone in its penetration of the African satellite communications market with a record year of deliveries of large-aperture satellite antenna systems to major customers on the continent. The company’s products are being used for a variety of applications from broadcast to telecom and broadband.

For example, one of Africa’s largest multi-channel program distributors has deployed a complete network of ASC’s 4.5-meter antenna systems configured for simultaneous transmit and receive, in either circular or linear polarity, without the need for any changes in antenna equipment. Major Telecom providers are using ASC 4.9m and 7.6m antennas, configured in a high-gain, dual-reflector configuration with ASC’s Next-Generation Controller (NGC), to support business-critical customer communications.

ASC is currently installing a 9.4m Ka-band gateway terminal in Johannesburg for use on the Inmarsat Global Xpress system. This innovative system incorporates many ASC technical advances including its patented sub-reflector tracking (SRT) technology, monopulse feed system, advanced environmental controls and the latest integrated beacon receiver to ensure top performance in this technically demanding application.

“Africa is one of the fastest-growing regions for satellite services,” said Keith Buckley, President and CEO of ASC Signal. “We launched a strategy two years ago to target key African accounts that represent the region’s future. Two years on, we are seeing the positive results on our top line while helping drive business growth and improvement in quality of life across the continent.”

ASC’s broad product line – with a wide variety of antenna sizes, feed combinations and specialized control and tracking systems – has proved a good fit for innovative companies serving the diverse needs of Africa. As African customers demand ever-higher levels of performance from satellite systems, patented technologies from ASC are filling current and emerging needs.    

About ASC Signal

ASC Signal is a multinational manufacturer of high-performance, highly-engineered satellite earth station, radar and HF antenna systems. Our customers include international broadcasters and Fortune 500 companies, as well as military and government organizations. ASC Signal leads through design innovation that capitalizes on a 40+ year heritage of engineering creativity and excellence.

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