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Key Historic Events


1996
Former companies Electro-Com, Starex and Design Laboratories amalgamated to become Sat-Com. This enabled a complete engineering portfolio in communication engineering. David Brown joined the group in 1996 with his electronic design skills, Sat-Com was able to design and develop products that directly addressed the requirements of our customers.

1997
Sat-Com was the sole technical contractor for Multichoice in Namibia. Sat-Com installed and commissioned more than 50 broadcasting stations throughout Namibia. Sat-Com also started manufacturing a range of very successful TV Radio Frequency Amplifiers. Many of them are still in use throughout Africa.

1998
Sat-Com engages and wins broadcasting tenders in Malawi and Tanzania. As the sole contractor, Sat-Com installed and commissioned the complete broadcasting infrastructure for the Malawi National Broadcasting Corporation.

1999
Sat-Com acquires new premises at 2 Jakaranda Street, Suiderhof in Windhoek. Production of our first military amplifier starts. One of Sat-Com's star performing products that is still manufactured and is in great demand by Sat-Com's customers. Sat-Com grants the first bursaries to Namibian students wishing to study electronic engineering at a university.

2000
Sat-Com wins a design and development contract for the first Namibian Military VHF communications radio. This was a multimillion-dollar contract and was executed and delivered in record time. The radio is one of the best in its class and is still manufactured in quantities. It remains one of Sat-Com's best selling products to date.

2001
Sat-Com becomes the preferred supplier to Thales UK for our field charging systems. Sat-Com designed and manufactured more than 500 units for export to the United Kingdom. Sat-Com invests in a CNC milling machine to enhance our manufacturing and design capability.

2003

The shareholders of Sat-Com are approached by the August 26 Group of Companies to acquire a share in Sat-Com. 49% of Sat-Com was sold to August 26. The main shareholders Brown and Moore still have management control of the company.

2004

The first large manufacturing order for the military Man-Pack radio is executed in record time. Sat-Com upgrades its Printed Circuit Board plant to multi-player production capability. The first Sat-Com graduates join our team of engineers.  

2005
Sat-Com installs and commissions Digital Video Broadcasting Up-link for Trinity Broadcasting Namibia and One-Africa Television. Sat-Com wins a design and development contract for the first Namibian Military HF Communications Radio. Sat-Com wins tenders for a radio trunking system for the City of Windhoek and a HF radio system to the ministry of forestry.

2006
Sat-Com engages in the cellular infrastructure market with major emphasis on Telecommunication Implementation with Nokia. Sat-Com installs and commissions V-Sat Backhaul Satellite networks for Cellular Operators in Namibia.

2007
Sat-Com expands its premises to cater for the expansion in the Cellular business. Sat-Com partners with HYT Science and Technology Co LTD of China for distribution rights of 2-way radio products in Africa. SC Communication in Johannesburg was formed for improved distribution into Africa.

2008
The rollout for the cellular implementation phase was concluded.
The August 26 Group of companies acquires 74.5% of the shares in Sat-Com.

2009
Sat-Com adopts a split operation approach to regain focus.
The R&D team commence with the design of a software defined military radio.
The engineering service team introduced new product / services to test market response.
Sat-Com is awarded a contracted for a turn-key V-Sat backhaul system.

2010
Sat-Com starts construction of its modern business and manufacturing facility. Sat-Com is awarded long- terms manufacturing contracts for military communication equipment.

2011
Sat-Com wins a bid for an instrument landing system to be installed at the largest military airport in Namibia. Sat-com participates in Namibia's first ITU conference in Geneva, Switzerland.

2012
The Leopard and Cheetah products enters the international market space.

2013
In March Sat-Com new Head Quarters with state of the art production and manufacturing facilities was inaugurated by His Excellencency Hifikepunye Pohamba President of the Republic of Namibia.




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