U.K. Teleport Installs iDirect Hub
[Satellite Today – 3-24-08] Cobbett-Hill Earth Station Ltd. has installed an iDirect satellite hub and acquired multiple routers to launch a hosting service for virtual network operators, VT iDirect Inc. announced June 24.
Cobbett-Hill is an independent U.K.-based teleport operator that provides satellite and communication services for business and government customers. The teleport installed a Series 15000 universal satellite hub and acquired multiple Infiniti 5000 series satellite routers for the offering, which will target vertical markets in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Cobbett-Hill also will be launching an IP broadband service using iDirect’s Evolution DVB-S2 system with adaptive coding and modulation.
The first customer for the new service is AGC Marine Telecom, one of Europe’s largest marine-stabilized VSAT installers and distributors. AGC Marine will provide its mega yacht and cruise line customers with high-speed broadband connectivity supported by the advanced features of the iDirect platform.