Altobridge and Gateway Communications join forces

1 Oct 2010

An African-Irish alliance is set to offer African mobile network operators the combined use of their satellites and services.

Co Kerry GSM solutions company Altobridge, and Gateway Communications, a supplier of pan-African telecommunications services, have entered into a joint sales and marketing initiative – offering African mobile network operators (MNOs) the combined power of each company’s mobile/satellite solutions and services.


The companies, aiming to deliver cost-effective remote community mobile communications, secured the contract with support from Enterprise Ireland’s Africa market team.

David Byrne, head of high-growth markets with Enterprise Ireland, referred to Africa as one of Ireland’s growth markets and said there was potential for Irish telecoms firms to succeed there: “Altobridge is one of Ireland’s most innovative and technologically advanced companies. Africa is one of Ireland’s high-growth markets with particular potential for Irish firms in sectors such as ICT and telecommunications. Altobridge’s success with Gateway will endorse Ireland’s reputation as a source of innovative, quality, high-tech products and services in the African market.”

Altobridge CEO Mike Fitzgerald, said, “Gateway’s satellite services offer an extremely bandwidth-efficient solution complementing our pole-mountable, low-bandwidth and low-power-consumption solution. The combination of the two will be hard to beat in terms of the total cost of ownership for any MNO deploying mobile services to remote communities and enterprises.”