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Check Out What ZODSAT, A Local VSAT Internet Service Provider Is Offering

   

Beyond ZOL, Telone and perhaps Powertel as VSAT internet service providers (ISP), not many people are familiar with or aware of ZODSAT’s existence. Actually, many people are also not familiar with VSAT connectivity frankly speaking. This is perhaps due to the fact that VSAT is mostly used in underserved areas since urban areas have enough fibre, wireless and mobile broadband at their disposal.

However, if you are in an urban area you can still opt for VSAT over fibre. One reason that draws some people and companies to prefer VSAT is the mobility factor. With fibre, you certainly cannot pull out the cables to go with them to a new premise where you want internet connection whereas VSAT is flexible since you can just simply get your ISP to unmount and mount the satellite dish elsewhere.

Back to ZODSAT. ZODSAT is just one of a few VSAT internet service providers which are offering relatively good deals on the market. Last year the company launched a satellite service with a throughput of up to 30 Megabits per second that has already been deployed in some sites (in the outskirts) across the country.

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If we talk about the download and upload speeds, ZODSAT gives ZOL, for instance, a good run for its money in some of their package offerings. In terms of prices, ZODSAT packages are charged in US dollars but it still outprices Telone and ZOL. For now, let me just show you what ZODSAT has to offer and then later on (in my next article) I will give you a comparison of ZODSAT, ZOL and Powertel packages:

PackageLite BasicLiteSME/Home BasicSME/HomePremium BasicPremium UnlimitedSchools Unlimited
Data allocation5GB15GB25GB30GB50GBUnlimitedUnlimited
SpeedsUp to 5120 kbps download speed

Up to 768 kbps upload speed
Up to 5120 kbps download speed

Up to 768 kbps upload speed
Up to 5120 kbps download speed

Up to 768 kbps upload speed
Up to 5120 kbps download speed

Up to 1024 kbps upload speed
Up to 10240 kbps download speed

Up to 2048 kbps upload speed
Up to 10240 kbps download speed

Up to 2048 kbps upload speed
Up to 5120 kbps download speed

Up to 1024 kbps upload speed
PricesUSD $15/monthUSD $45/monthUSD $75/monthUSD $90/monthUSD $150/monthUSD $499/monthUSD $199.99/month
Monthly Bonus Data Allowance (Night Owl)25 GB75GB125GB150 GB250GBUnlimited Monthly Allowance UplinkUnlimited Monthly Allowance Uplink


If the speeds and prices are not enough to draw you to ZODSAT then I guess their Bonus Monthly allowance will probably make you fall in love with ZODSAT offerings. The bonus allowance is just what ZOL’s or Telone’s fibre users enjoy under the popular name ‘Night Owl browsing’. For each package, ZODSAT offers a monthly bonus allowance which you can use between 10 pm and 6 am. I dare to say that the monthly allowance is ZODSAT’s most visible selling point there’s no VSAT Internet access provider that gives a freebie like this for those given times and volume.

VSAT is generally notorious for not only the cost of its subscriptions but also for the initial set up cost- purchasing the equipment. But like many internet service providers, ZODSAT gives each prospective user a chance to buy the equipment in instalments. ZODSAT’s equipment goes for a cash price of US $350. However, if you take the instalment option, you only fork out US $20 per month for 18 months but the catch is you have to subscribe monthly any of its packages as part of the contract for 12 months.


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