NigComSat Orders Hub, Evolution Platform from iDirect

[Satellite TODAY 07-10-12] African satellite network operator Nigerian Communications Satellite Ltd. (NigComSat) has purchased a new Series 15100 Universal Satellite hub from iDirect and will deploy an Evolution-based service in Nigeria, iDirect confirmed July 9.

   The iDirect Evolution platform aims to enhance NigComSat’s existing VSAT solutions for military and government customers, while enabling the company to pursue new opportunities in the enterprise and education markets. The platform also provides NigComSat with a scalable platform and the ability to switch between TDMA and SCPC return channels to adjust service levels based on dynamic applications and changing traffic patterns.
   “We believe that high-speed Internet has the potential to transform the Nigerian economy, hence our partnership with iDirect to deploy a satellite network that affordably supports increasing broadband penetration in the region,” NigComSat CEO T. Ahmed-Rufai said in a statement. “iDirect’s solutions enable us to offer a broadband service that meets the diverse requirements of multiple end users, and can grow to meet future connectivity challenges.”

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