T-Systems signed a contract with TOTAL,
under which the Deutsche Telekom’s subsidiary provides TOTAL with a variety of
satellite-based communication services worldwide.
The latest contract comprises the
configuration and operation of a satellite-based communication system for
TOTAL’s Exploration and Production division, as well as its Refining and
T-Systems’ remit covers the so-called VSAT
(very small aperture terminal) infrastructure that consists of satellite
receivers and transmitters with antennas. This includes providing
round-the-clock service, which also covers on-site repairs to the equipment.
The contract applies to all continents and includes more than 40 locations.
The service covers a number of computer
centres and has networked all its locations around the world. As many of its
locations are quite remote, they are not served by traditional communication
infrastructure, such as fixed or wireless networks.
In these regions – through T-Systems, its
ICT provider – TOTAL relies on satellites to handle
voice and data communication between the main regional offices and the
headquarters in Paris.
T-Systems’ particular challenge is to
ensure that TOTAL Group’s connections function in as stable and secure a manner
as a fixed network. Under the concluded agreement on the provision of
satellite-based communication services, T-Systems has lowered costs, further
enhanced quality of service and harmonised the existing networks.
By Telecomlead.com Team