VSAT services for 'hot' destinations

BusinessCom, a global satellite Internet service provider, has launched iDirect Evolution enabled satellite Internet access services on the Loral Skynet Telstar-11N and the newly launched SES World Skies NSS-12 geostationary satellites.

The new Evolution services are available on Ku-Band beams covering the Middle East and Iraq. The coverage includes 'hot' destinations such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Zambia and many other countries. The new Evolution based services allow customers to enjoy always-on 24/7 broadband satellite Internet access with only a small 1.2m VSAT antenna and 3W block up-converters.

The iDirect Evolution platform selected by BusinessCom is an ideal choice for multi-service broadband satellite Internet access. The Evolution X3 modem is based on the DVB-S2 standard that delivers very high spectrum efficiency, and is backed up by ACM (Adaptive Coding and Modulation) technology.
The ACM automatically changes the outbound modulation and FEC overhead per each remote VSAT terminal on the fly, depending on the actual rain fade margins observed. This allows Evolution VSAT terminals to stay in the network even during heavy rainfalls and, eventually, enabled BusinessCom to introduce a reliable Ku-Band service to Africa. The return channel is based on a patented iDirect Deterministic TDMA technology that enables true QoS (Quality of Service) support.

The primary markets for the newly launched services, which complement BusinessCom's flagmanship PEP-iDirect solution, are demanding DTH and SOHO users, Internet cafes, SCADA and telemetry applications, and small to medium-sized Wireless Hot Spots. Because the Ku-Band Evolution X3 satellite based equipment is much more affordable than the C-Band PEP-iDirect VSAT kits, BusinessCom quality service just got one step closer to a consumer market.
With a built-in Ethernet interface, additional key features of the newly launched BusinessCom VSAT services include support for a rich set of IP protocols (including both TCP and UDP), multicasting, DHCP and NAT, built-in TCP and HTTP acceleration, advanced QoS and traffic prioritization and seamless terrestrial integration.


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