[Satellite TODAY 01-25-12] African satellite network operator Q-Kon has upgraded its system to run on iDirect’s iDX 3.0 software, the companies confirmed Jan. 24.
Q-Kon said the upgrade aims to enable the company to integrate TDMA and SCPC connectivity on a single network and offer an efficient and scalable VSAT solution for African enterprise service providers.
iDirect’s iDX 3.0 also provides Q-Kon with a Group Quality-of-Service bandwidth allocation algorithm, which allows a level of control over bandwidth management and flexibility to prioritize traffic based on application, customer type, and location.
“For many service providers, entering rural markets is expensive due to limited bandwidth resources and hardware costs. Q-Kon solves this problem by extending the reach of its terrestrial MPLS network to connect VPN, VoIP, and other core enterprise applications from headquarters locations to remote offices across Africa with more efficiency and less risk,” iDirect said in a company statement.