Created in 2001, Gulfsat Madagascar offers commercial services under the Blueline (www.blueline.mg) banner. It is a pioneer in Internet access and data transmission systems and networks in Madagascar and the Indian Ocean. Gulfsat Madagascar has developed a considerable know-how in terms of wireless network deployment and operation with state-of-the-art technologies for connectivity (VSAT, WIMAX, Microwave, etc.) and managed services.
The first earth station was installed in January 2001. In April 2006, one counts more than 1,000 Gulfsat Madagascar VSAT and Wireless Local loop stations installed and operational all over Madagascar.
2001: founding of Gulfsat Madagascar
2001: installation of the first ground station VSAT for satellite telecommunications
2004: launch of the first prepaid card to scrape Internet Madagascar
2005: Blueline, the first operator of the Indian Ocean to launch a WiMAX network for broadband Internet access
2006: more than 500 satellite stations installed on the Malagasy territory
2010: launch of Blueline 4G broadband unlimited Internet in Antananarivo
2010: launch of first Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) in Madagascar
2011: launch of Blueline TV, the first network of digital terrestrial television in Antananarivo
2013: deployment of 4G and TV province offers
- Set standards of excellence for satellite communications, Internet and digital TV services for both companies and consumers
- Be THE technological innovation leader in the Malagasy telecommunications networks sector
- Earn the trust and respect of its customers and business partners by providing quality materials and services
- Satisfy customers and exceed their expectations whatever the services.
With its fourth generation WiMAX network (802.16Em) deployed in 2010 in Antananarivo, the Madagascar's capital city, Gulfsat Madagascar through Blueline banner, offers both individuals and businesses customers the best technology to connect to the Internet.
Gulfsat Madagascar introduced the first prepaid offer for satellite Internet connection in the country.
Gulfsat Madagascar provides solutions for companies with private interconnection needs between two or more sites. Through its local, national and international infrastructures, Gulfsat Madagascar provides appropriate business technology connection (WiMAX, Cellular Beam, VSAT).
Blueline offers unit pricing by site based on defined technology connections, geographical location and the rates assigned to each site.
Gulfsat Madagascar provides business applications complete IP telephony solutions specifically geared towards international calls.
With total control of the system calls, since the company switched to the called network, Gulfsat Madagascar's IP telephony services provide a professional and economical solution.
Computer Networking and Services
Gulfsat Madagascar offers outsourcing of IT services and network solutions.
In the context of existing IT systems and networks, Gulfsat Madagascar conducts audits and suggests improvements in order to optimize resources.
Gulfsat Madagascar Services offers its services for the management of the IT resources, administration of systems and networks, maintenance of software and hardware assets.
Blueline broadcasts digital terrestrial television in the capital city of Antananarivo since 2011.
Blueline TV provides more than 50 national and international TV and Radio channels in digital quality at very attractive prices compared to private satellite television networks.
Gulfsat Madagascar proposes a complete range of services in Madagascar including data transmission, broadband access and TV broadcast, combining the benefits of its VSAT satellite networks and the WiMAX technology.
Gulfsat Madagascar, 100% owner of its core network, sells end-to-end services to its customers by its infrastructures (relays, pylons, antennas, point of presence) and its NOC (Network Operating Centers).
Thanks to its various partnerships with international well-known telecom and broadcast operators, Gulfsat Madagascar can propose turnkey solutions, at national and international levels, using both wireless technologies (VSAT, WiMAX, Microwave, etc.) and services based on fixed networks (leased lines, xDSL, MPLS, etc.).
The Gulfsat Madagascar's NOC allows the company to monitor in real time all the critical nodes of its systems, and gives the opportunity to provide to its customers:
- High level of availability of service, close to 100%
- SLA (Service Level Agreements) based on customers' expectations
- QoS (Quality of Services)
- Optimization of field operations
- National backbone in Fiber Optics, Microwave and VSAT
- Wireless access network: 4G,WiMAX, Microwave, etc.
- LION Fiber Optic cable
- EASSY Fiber Optic cable
- VSAT Teleport
- POPs: Antananarivo (NOC), other Madagascar cities, Paris, La Reunion, etc.