Gilat Satcom Installs iDirect Hub to Expand Broadband in Nigeria

VT iDirect (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, announced that Gilat Satcom, a provider of domestic and international fiber and satellite-based connectivity services in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, 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. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

Gilat Satcomintegrated 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. 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,” said Dan Winter, CEO of Gilat Satcom.

“With the iDirect platform, Gilat Satcom can offer a broad range of services and achieve bandwidth efficiency gains that are critical in a capacity constrained region. Organizations in Nigeria now have greater access to local and global communications to drive economic growth and social development,” said Sathish Amara, director of sales, Africa, iDirect.

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