New ISP/Vsat Operator Provides Internet/voip Access To Remote Areas In Liberia, Provides Strong Support For Development And Road-building Projects
With the licensing of Temas Inc. as a new ISP and VSAT operator, Liberia has started to prepare for the arrival of the high-speed glassfiber cable anticipated to come on-shore in 2012.
- (1888PressRelease) March 09, 2011 - Mohammed Alawie, former General Manager of AWLI/LiberCell Mobile GSM Operator and it's affiliate ISP LiberNet , and his friend Kai Kubel, a veteran in Liberian internet services, call Temas Inc. "our brainchild".
Temas Inc. will use VSAT/WiFi networking to provide data and voice over IP access to all parts of Liberia, based upon demand.
"Due to the difficult logistics and infrastructures in the country, with large areas basically inaccessible, the VSAT/WiFi element will survive the fiber optics for a long time" says Kai Kubel, 52, a German ex-Air Force / US Airline Pilot.
For Mohammed Alawie, a Lebanese businessman, 40, it is clear: "When the fiber optics arrive by 2012, we will have our network in the capital (Monrovia) ready. It will just be a click to switch from satellite to cable, the distribution is the same".
With the office located in the city center, Temas Inc. additionally provides Value-Added-Services to various businesses and the telecommunication industry. Directory services, research, advisory, customer care, live marketing, and advertisenment are a few of the many genuine and valuable services rendered.
Temas inc. is the first telecommunication business portal for Liberia, with a 24/7 contact center, assisting their customers with interactive-voice-response, automatic call distribution, and live operators.
"We have students call in to find out about specific topics. We can provide them with a print-out or an answer by mail. Customer care services and telephone directories for businesses and private users are in high demand" explains Peggy Bea Kubel, Director and Administrator for Temas Inc.
A road-construction manager, operating far off the areas covered by GSM networks, comments: "For weeks, it would be impossible to have direct communication with our headquarters, send reports, request spares, no network within hours of our base. To get to the project takes 14 hours by bad roads. Can you imagine what a relief I felt when I had my mobile VSAT ready-steady 24 hours a day in my tent? I can even chat with my family...".
The radius of the WiFi equipment ranges from a few hundred yards to large diameters, depending on the demand, equipment, and technical distribution. The cost is justified by the immediate benefit in communication, and the bandwidth requirements depend on the need of the individual customer.
Questions and and exchange of opinions/experiences are welcome at contact ( @ ) temas-monrovia dot com