Bettasat (VSAT)

Y2K ’s Bettasat (aka VSAT) service is a sophisticated communications solution, using small fixed satellite antennae to provide internet access directly from a satellite connection. This enables reliable communication between a central hub (like your head office) and almost any number of geographically dispersed sites. Now your staff can connect from anywhere in Africa, via a dedicated satellite link – extending your network reach to regions not serviced by traditional terrestrial options.

How It Works


Quick network deployment

Y2K offers quick installation time for VSAT clients. The result? A completely private network between branches – quick and convenient.

Secure, dedicated connectivity

VSAT is point-to-point, single-hop, dedicated satellite connectivity, with minimal latency, dedicated bandwidth and accurate allocation.

Redundancy and reliability

This satellite solution is an affordable redundancy option, providing connectivity when primary links fail and offering 99.5% uptime.

Fully supported

Our iDirect Evolution Satellite Teleport is co-located at Y2K ’s Johannesburg office and is remotely monitored around the clock. Clients also enjoy 24/7 support.

Frequently Asked Questions

BettaSat is an always-on Internet access service delivered via the Hela Sat 3 satellite located at the 17 degrees East orbital position. The satellite relays signals between a Hub in Johannesburg and your VSAT terminal, connecting your network with the Internet.

The service is ideal for any consumer, business, or enterprise requiring an affordable always-on Internet access service. BettaSat gets you online instantly to surf the web, download mail, etc.

VSAT terminals are installed at your sites by authorised installers. Each terminal consists of a small 1.2m dish installed outside at a carefully selected position to ensure it has a ‘clean’ path between the dish and the satellite. The dish connects via a coaxial cable to the satellite modem installed indoors, delivering internet access via its ethernet port(s). The satellite ‘relays’ signals in the Ku-frequency band, between the VSAT terminal and an earth-station at Y2K in Johannesburg, ‘connecting’ the VSAT terminal to the Internet.

BettaSat is available throughout South Africa and throughout Southern Africa, even in remote areas far from cities or towns.

Download speeds range from 128Kbps up to 3072Kbps. Upload speeds go from 64Kbps up to 768Kbps.

Yes. You can connect multiple computers and laptops to a single BettaSat Internet connection. Home networking equipment may be required and is not included with your BettaSat system.

Yes, provided you apply for a static IP.

To ensure voice quality, a network connection must support a feature called ‘Quality Of Service (QoS)’ that prioritises voice traffic over normal data traffic (e.g. http, YouTube, torrents, etc.).

LTE Prices

Monthly Service PlanInternet AccessPrice Per Month VAT incl
128kbps/64kbps UncappedyesR526 ENQUIRE NOW
256kbps/64kbps UncappedyesR726 ENQUIRE NOW
512kbps/128kbps UncappedyesR1 415 ENQUIRE NOW
1024kbps/256kbps UncappedyesR2 322 ENQUIRE NOW
2048Kbps/768kbps UncappedyesR6 274 ENQUIRE NOW
3072Kbps/768 UncappedyesR8 562 ENQUIRE NOW
Service PlansInternet AccessVoice Channels (G.729Monthly Subscription
256kbps/64kbps Uncappedyes1R947 ENQUIRE NOW
512kbps/128kbps Uncappedyes1R1 544 ENQUIRE NOW
1024kbps/256kbps Uncappedyes1R2 340 ENQUIRE NOW
2048Kbps/768kbps Uncappedyes2R5 807 ENQUIRE NOW
3072kbps/768 Uncappedyes2R7 813 ENQUIRE NOW
CPE PackagePayment TermsCPE Retail Price VAT inclStandard Installation VAT incl
VSAT CPE iDirect X1 kit with 120cm dishOnce-offR17 957R2 300 ENQUIRE NOW
VSAT CPE iDirect X1 kit with 120cm dish 36 months rentalR966R2 300 ENQUIRE NOW
VSAT CPE iDirect X1 kit with 120cm dish 24 month rentalR1 895R2 300 ENQUIRE NOW
VSAT CPE iDirect X1 kit with 120cm dish 12 months rentalR1 879R2 300 ENQUIRE NOW