VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that Gilat Satcom successfully launched an iDirect Evolution-based service in Nigeria. Through a new local teleport equipped with an iDirect hub, Gilat Satcom will expand its reach throughout the country, delivering high-speed C-band service.
Gilat Satcom has integrated the iDirect platform with an MPLS-enabled routing network to provide both dedicated and shared services. The new service will support the needs of a wide range of customers, including banks, government offices, educational facilities, healthcare providers, TV networks, cellular operators and business enterprises. Customers can also take advantage of Gilat Satcom’s professional services, including fully-redundant power sourcing and local support.
Evolution delivers significant improvements in bandwidth efficiency, producing a predictably high level of service quality. The platform ensures that critical IP applications can be run reliably and cost-effectively in countries where bandwidth is at a premium. iDirect’s Evolution product line supports a wide range of carrier IP data rates, FEC codes and modulation types, including up to 16APSK on outbound and up to 8PSK on the inbound.
“With this new local teleport, we have made a heavy investment in Nigeria and the region to provide complete communication solutions for a broad range of users. The launch gives us the ability to mix satellite and fiber applications seamlessly. Domestic and international customers will enjoy the new world-class services with our immediate, local support.”
By Angela Meadon