Global Communications is the appointed African Master Distributor for Applied Satellite Technologies (AST South Africa). Global Communications has a distribution network across Africa in more than 40 African Countries.

 Inmarsat is internationally recognised as the industry leader with a reputation for delivering consistently reliable services to a global market.  Global Communications are suppliers of satellite communication, satellite tracking equipment and airtime for major satcomms providers including:

Handheld Satellite Phones:
I-Sat Phone


Iridium 9555

The Iridium 9555 satellite phone is compact, light, and easy to use with industrial-grade ruggedness—and it’s connected to the only truly global mobile communications network.


Iridium Extreme

Iridium Extreme is the toughest handset ever from the only company that offers real global, real mobile, real reliable communications. Engineered with more features and more accessories than any other satellite phone on the market, Iridium Extreme puts more innovative capability — and more ways to connect than ever before — into the hands of people everywhere.


Iridium GO!™

Iridium GO!™ is unlike anything the world has seen before. Powered by the world's furthest reaching network, this compact, rugged and portable unit creates the first ever reliable global connection for voice and data communications on up to five smartphones or tablets.


Inmarsat BGAN Land mobile:

Whether travelling on land, at sea or in the air. No matter where your business takes you, you can rely on Inmarsat for your mission-critical communications.

BGAN Terminals:
Explorer 300
Explorer 500
Explorer 710

Hughes BGAN 9201 

IsatPhone Pro

IsatPhone Pro, handheld satellite phone that lets you make calls around the globe and comes with voicemail, text and email messaging, and GPS location data.

IsatPhone 2

Inmarsat’s new-generation handheld satellite phone will keep you connected in the most extreme and remote locations.  A robust handset, excellent voice quality and the reliable.



Smart connectivity anywhere.

Imagine a world where you can take your own personal connectivity to accompany one of your most valued possessions – your smart device – wherever you go.

The IsatHub service is accessed from your iPhone, iPad and/or iPod touch or Android[TM] device through the control app. This provides set-up assistance and gives you full control over access to the service as well as visibility of data usage from each device sharing the IsatHub connection. The voice app enables you to use your smart device to send and receive voice calls via IsatHub’s dedicated high-quality voice line, as well as text messages, even if your device is for WiFi use only.


Thuraya XT

The smallest and lightest satellite phone, even on call rates.

The world’s toughest satellite phone for use in the most challenging environments

The only satellite phone to meet the most demanding criteria for splash resistance, dust resistance and shock proofing, Thuraya XT combines its unparalleled phone functionality with the dependability of the Thuraya satellite network. Thuraya XT is ideal for users who operate in remote areas and harsh environments where local networks are unreliable.

Thuraya XT-DUAL

Delivering GSM and satellite capabilities in a single phone.  

Thuraya XT-DUAL is a phone that operates efficiently both within the reach of any GSM network and when connected to the Thuraya satellite network - providing the highest flexibility to shift between available networks wherever you are.

Thuraya XT-DUAL Brochure - Download

Thuraya IP

The world’s smallest, most durable satellite broadband terminal.

Delivering industry-leading IP streaming speeds of up to 384 kbps and shared speeds of up to 444 kbps, the Thuraya IP provides the reliable and portable connectivity you need. With an area no bigger than an A5 sheet of paper, the Thuraya IP goes wherever you need to, giving you instant connectivity for all your applications, including email, Internet access, VOIP calls, and more.

SatSleeve for iPhone

SatSleeve for iPhone

SatSleeve for iPhone

Transform your iPhone into a satellite smartphone.

The perfect blend of mobility and simplicity, the Thuraya SatSleeve is the smartest, fastest and simplest way to transform your iPhone into a satellite smartphone. An industry first, the Thuraya SatSleeve provides access to phone calls, emails, instant messages and popular social media apps in satellite mode, across 161 countries across Thuraya’s coverage network.

SatSleeve for Android

SatSleeve for Android

SatSleeve for Android

Transform your Android phone into a satellite smartphone.

The perfect blend of mobility and simplicity, the Thuraya SatSleeve is the smartest, fastest and simplest way to transform your phone into a satellite smartphone. Thuraya SatSleeve provides access to phone calls, emails, instant messages and popular social media apps in satellite mode across 161 countries within Thuraya’s coverage network.

The SatSleeve for Android comes with an adaptor for Samsung Galaxy S4 inside the package. Adaptors for Samsung Galaxy S3 and S5 are available separately.


V-SAT Solutions:


Global Communications operate in the following industry segments:

Government and Corporate sector (Disaster Management, Safety & Security, rural communication);
Mining & Exploration;
Oil & Gas;
Engineering / Consulting Services;
Roads & Railway;
Security & Risk Management;
ICT Companies;

The following Value propositions are being marketed through our distribution network:
1. Primary Communication;
2. Back-up communication; 
3. BCP – Business Continuity Plan; (Large Corporations are implementing satellite communication to provide back-up as part of their Business Continuity Plan)
4. Contingency Plan;
5. Emergency communications;
6. Revenue Stream – offering satellite communication airtime voice & data rentals/scratch cards (Tourism);
7. Competitive edge (ensuring communication connectivity etc for business and personal use to the customers especially in the world economic situation where information is the key to success

Contact Person:

Lyn Volk