Founded by pioneers of the fixed and mobile satellite industries, Afcomsat delivers advanced network solutions that enable global communications anywhere on the planet. Afcomsat has the experience and infrastructure to deliver, deploy, operate, and maintain satellite and wireless network solutions anywhere in the world.
Leveraging a unique virtual network operations (VNO) model to achieve a cost-effective global managed network infrastructure, Afcomsat can provide secure and reliable solutions that range from single remotes to hundreds of network sites. Our use of leading-edge technologies and a supplier-agnostic business philosophy ensures every customer gets exactly the right network for their individualized needs, all for the best price.
Afcomsat also offers several unique products that integrate legacy equipment into an Internet Protocol (IP) network. Our innovative technologies, custom-designed solutions, and expertise in advanced systems integration techniques extend the life of otherwise obsolete infrastructure. In such cases, Afcomsat network solutions enhance the operation of existing, satellite-based, ground-segment communications that would otherwise be ineffective or outdated in IP environments.
Headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, Afcomsat is a debt-free, financially stable business that focuses on providing high-quality network solutions for global customers requiring remote network access regardless of their location, environment, or climate. We provide world-wide coverage with guaranteed, state-of-the-art network solutions at anytime, anywhere - even at a moment's notice.
Afcomsat works with both government and private business to deliver solutions tailored to meet the communications needs of each client. We have delivered a wide range of global satellite communication networks and solutions to large oil & gas companies in Nigeria.
Jon S. Gilbert
As the founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Blue Sky Network, Jon Gilbert provides the strategic direction for this satellite communications technology company. Blue Sky Network is a pioneer in the development of affordable, state-of-the-art, global communications for the aviation, marine, and land mobile markets.
A pilot since 1975, Mr. Gilbert holds a multi-engine instrument rating and owns and flies a Cessna 414A aircraft. Early on in the conceptualization of his company, Jon visualized the need for a complete, reasonably priced satellite communication solution targeting all aviation owners and operators, both on the individual and corporate level. He first founded Blue Sky Network with the goal of combining his business experience with his passion for bringing satellite technology to aviation, later expanding that mission to other remote mobile assets. By growing to cover all mobile markets, Blue Sky Network seized the opportunity to implement real world safety and the operational benefits of satellite communication in needed arenas.
A native of Vancouver, Washington, Mr. Gilbert is a CPA by profession with an extensive background in the business world, having lead several highly successful organizations. Mr. Gilbert graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and holds a Master of Science degree in accounting as well.
Dr. Bola AwobamiseDr. Awobamise has twenty years of know-how in the fields of business and technology. He has extensive experience leading strategy, financial management, and project management teams on large-scale integration projects throughout the world in the healthcare, utilities, oil & gas, transportation and advertising industries. Dr. Awobamise holds an MBA from the University of Minnesota and a Ph. D. from UMIST, Manchester, UK.
Dr. Afolabi Mabogunje
Dr. Afolabi Mabogunje is the Chief Operating Officer of Afcomsat.
He is a pro-active business and technology strategist with over 20 years experience in telecommunications, defence research and public sector organizations. He has delivered solutions across geographically distributed multi-platform systems and has led a number of customer engagements in constantly changing environments. He has managed multi-disciplinary business units, managed 3rd party suppliers, and developed business strategies.
He holds an MBA from the Henley Management College UK, a Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering Communications from University of Manchester, UK, M.Sc in Communications Engineering and Digital Electronics from UMIST, UK and a B.Sc. (2.1) from University of Lagos, Nigeria.