Tesacom, Stratos and Addvalue Complete BGAN Service for Brazilian Elections
[Satellite Today 10-28-08] Tesacom, Stratos Global Corp. and Addvalue Communications have deployed a 1,200-site Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) mobile satellite network for the Brazilian Electoral Superior Court (TSE), the companies announced Oct. 28.
The companies have completed their support of the final round of Brazil’s municipal elections, which were held Oct. 26. The multi-phase BGAN deployment began with support of the first election round Oct. 6. During the deployment, nearly 500 BGAN terminals achieved simultaneous data transmission on a single spot beam from Inmarsat’s I-4 F2 satellite.
The BGAN systems transmitted encrypted electoral results from local precincts to TSE’s headquarters in Brasilia. The systems also supported voice and high-speed data connectivity for elections officials at the precincts.
TSE’s selection of Tesacom represents the world’s largest single contract for the purchase of the BGAN service.