Our Story

Sonema: a 30-Year History

[et_pb_vertical_timeline line_color=”#d7e4ed” _builder_version=”4.9.5″ headings_font=”|300|||||||” headings_text_color=”#0095db” hover_enabled=”0″ border_style_all=”none” sticky_enabled=”0″][et_pb_vertical_timeline_item title=”Sonema is created” timeline_label=”1985″ use_read_more=”off” font_icon=”%%59%%” icon_color=”#ffffff” circle_color=”#0095db” animation=”off” _builder_version=”3.2.1″ headings_font=”||||||||”]Based in Monaco, Sonema initially specialises in the distribution of telecom material.[/et_pb_vertical_timeline_item][et_pb_vertical_timeline_item title=”Sky Services are launched” timeline_label=”1997″ use_read_more=”off” font_icon=”%%59%%” icon_color=”#ffffff” circle_color=”#0095db” animation=”off” _builder_version=”3.2.1″ headings_font=”||||||||”]Sonema becomes one of the first suppliers of Satellite connectivity in Europe and becomes a network service provider.[/et_pb_vertical_timeline_item][et_pb_vertical_timeline_item title=”Lognes-Paris Teleport” timeline_label=”2005″ use_read_more=”off” font_icon=”%%59%%” icon_color=”#ffffff” circle_color=”#0095db” animation=”off” _builder_version=”3.2.1″ headings_font=”||||||||”]Over 8000 sq.m. with 12 antennas, the teleport allows Sonema to be autonomous and independent with regards to satellite link management.[/et_pb_vertical_timeline_item][et_pb_vertical_timeline_item title=”Technical Centre in Frejus” timeline_label=”2009″ use_read_more=”off” font_icon=”%%59%%” icon_color=”#ffffff” circle_color=”#0095db” animation=”off” _builder_version=”3.2.1″ headings_font=”||||||||”]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.[/et_pb_vertical_timeline_item][et_pb_vertical_timeline_item title=”40th Partnership” timeline_label=”2012″ use_read_more=”off” font_icon=”%%59%%” icon_color=”#ffffff” circle_color=”#0095db” animation=”off” _builder_version=”4.9.5″ headings_font=”||||||||”]Signature of the 40th technical partnership with a company based in Burundi.[/et_pb_vertical_timeline_item][et_pb_vertical_timeline_item title=”DRC Partner” timeline_label=”2014″ use_read_more=”off” font_icon=”%%59%%” icon_color=”#FFFFFF” circle_color=”#0095db” animation=”off” _builder_version=”4.9.5″ headings_font=”||||||||”]Signature with a partner in Kinshasa. Our partner operates throughout the Democratic Republic of Congo and ensures the maintenance of equipment at our customers’ premises.[/et_pb_vertical_timeline_item][et_pb_vertical_timeline_item title=”Training Centre” timeline_label=”2016″ use_read_more=”off” font_icon=”%%59%%” icon_color=”#ffffff” circle_color=”#0095db” animation=”off” _builder_version=”3.2.1″ headings_font=”||||||||”]Share Our Space training centre opens. This new facility allows the Sonema group to offer training sessions to our partners and customers.[/et_pb_vertical_timeline_item][et_pb_vertical_timeline_item title=”New Range of Services” timeline_label=”2017″ use_read_more=”off” font_icon=”%%59%%” icon_color=”#ffffff” circle_color=”#0095db” animation=”off” _builder_version=”4.9.4″ headings_font=”||||||||”]Launch of a new range of services to target the changing needs of our customers: Connectivity, Security and Hosting.[/et_pb_vertical_timeline_item][et_pb_vertical_timeline_item title=”SD-WAN Solutions” timeline_label=”2018″ font_icon=”%%59%%” icon_color=”#FFFFFF” circle_color=”#0095DB” _builder_version=”4.9.5″ _module_preset=”default”]Launch of Managed SD-WAN Service for Dynamic Hybrid Network Management and Application Performance Improvement.[/et_pb_vertical_timeline_item][et_pb_vertical_timeline_item title=”PCI-DSS Compliance” timeline_label=”2019″ font_icon=”%%59%%” circle_color=”#0095DB” _builder_version=”4.9.5″ _module_preset=”default” hover_enabled=”0″ icon_color=”#FFFFFF” sticky_enabled=”0″]Sonema confirms its long-term commitment to the protection of customer data by obtaining PCI-DSS certification for its datacentre. [/et_pb_vertical_timeline_item][et_pb_vertical_timeline_item title=”Microsoft ExpressRoute Partnership” timeline_label=”2020″ font_icon=”%%59%%” circle_color=”#0095DB” _builder_version=”4.9.5″ _module_preset=”default” hover_enabled=”0″ icon_color=”#FFFFFF” sticky_enabled=”0″]Implementation of a dedicated connectivity solution to access Azure and Office365 services.[/et_pb_vertical_timeline_item][/et_pb_vertical_timeline]

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

Would you like to know more?

Contact us on +377 93 15 93 15 or by clicking here