TransCore Doubles Capacity In Africa
[Satellite Today – 3-31-08] TransCore has commissioned new ground station equipment to support the addition of a second satellite communications channel by regional partner Skygistics, a South African company that specializes in wireless systems to track, monitor and control mobile assets.
The new equipment to expand GlobalWave Inmarsat satellite capacity was installed at the Stratos Land Earth Station in Perth, Australia, providing Skygistics capacity to grow its subscriber base throughout Africa.
"Skygistics’ need for satellite capacity to track its customers’ transportation assets grew so rapidly that additional network infrastructure and subsequently an additional satellite channel was required to meet demand,” TransCore President John Worthington said in a statement. “This million dollar expansion exemplifies the escalating need globally to protect and track high value assets."