Paratus Group’s largest investment in South Africa, the Paratus South Africa teleport, is nearing completion. The facility, named Goedehoop Teleport, is located in Doornkloof, Pretoria, and is designed to enhance non-terrestrial communications across various connectivity pillars, including telecommunications, backhaul, data center, and satellite.
As a vendor-neutral teleport, it will provide satellite solutions and colocation services not only to its customers but also to other satellite operators. The launch of the teleport is part of Paratus Group’s mission to transform Africa through digital infrastructure.
Kallie Carlsen, MD of Paratus South Africa, emphasizes the importance of satellite communication in keeping businesses connected in Africa. The facility’s robust infrastructure design ensures uninterrupted services, which is crucial for industries reliant on real-time transactional data, such as retail and finance.
The Goedehoop Teleport offers end-to-end management and connectivity to multiple countries through terrestrial and subsea fiber routes. It also strengthens its satellite communications services while providing resilient fiber routes to data centers in South Africa.
The state-of-the-art facility is built to world-class specifications and features extensive security measures, including fencing, CCTV, thermal monitoring, and biometric access control. The teleport’s impressive capabilities include diverse fiber routes, uninterrupted power supplies, fire suppression systems, and advanced HVAC systems.
Carlsen expresses excitement about the launch and the opportunity to offer colocation services to other satellite operators, showcasing their commitment and expertise in building top-notch infrastructure. The company plans to relocate its South Africa head office and warehouse to the Goedehoop campus within the next 18 months.
Paratus Group has grown from a startup to a major telecommunications infrastructure provider in Africa. It owns its own infrastructure, serves customers across multiple countries, and offers seamless network services. The company has points of presence in the US, UK, and Europe, and provides VSAT services to over 35 African countries.
Carlsen concludes by highlighting the significance of the Goedehoop Teleport as a major investment for Paratus, solidifying its position as a leader in providing high-quality connectivity in the region.