Our Story

Sonema: a 30-Year History

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1985

Sonema is created

Based in Monaco, Sonema initially specialises in the distribution of telecom material.

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1997

Sky Services are launched

Sonema becomes one of the first suppliers of Satellite connectivity in Europe and becomes a network service provider.

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2005

Lognes-Paris Teleport

Over 8000 sq.m. with 12 antennas, the teleport allows Sonema to be autonomous and independent with regards to satellite link management.

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2009

Technical Centre in Frejus

Over 10 000 sq.m., it hosts 7 antennas from 3.8 to 9 m, supervision services and a data centre. Its development allows Sonema to take an important step forward.

2012

40th Partnership

Signature of the 40th technical partnership with a company based in Burundi.

2014

DRC Subsidiary

Sonema DRC subsidiary opens in Kinshasa. It operates across the country and carries out equipment maintenance on our customer sites.

2016

Training Centre

Share Our Space training centre opens. This new facility allows the Sonema group to offer training sessions to our partners and customers.

2017

New range of services

Launch of a new range of services to target the changing needs of our customers: Connectivity, Security and Hosting.

A Letter From the President

Sonema, what a story!

It all started one evening in the autumn of 1996. Back then, Sonema was fledgling company selling telecommunications equipment in Monaco.

We decided to turn our focus to Africa, in order to help developing enterprises and institutions by providing secure reliable satellite telecommunications services.

We told ourselves that our primary value would be freedom, the freedom to work everywhere and to offer the very best to our customers. That we would be respectfully and humbly listen to them to better identify their needs. And that we would continually work to find the very best solutions to assist them with their development. Along the way, we made friends with our partners and our clients. We fell in love with Africa and its people.

Over the years, we have invested in more efficient facilities; we built our own teleports and developed new solutions. We have constantly sought to improve the quality of our services and the performance of our solutions.

Today, we are a service provider and hybrid network operator operating in over 40 countries with a network of loyal and efficient partners. For the past 20 years, we have managed telecommunications networks for nearly 100 international companies both in Africa and Europe. And we continue to provide support and assistance to meet the new challenges faced by African companies as we grow with them.

It’s a great story born from a great idea which remains faithful to our initial dream of providing independence and quality!

Bernard Delorme

Bernard Delorme

President of the Sonema group

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