Datagroup to Launch HTS Services in Ukraine

Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine. Photo: Wikimedia.

Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine. Photo: Wikimedia.

Datagroup has selected the VT iDirect platform and its new series of Digital Video Broadcasting-Satellite-Second Generation Extension (DVB-S2X) remotes, the iQ Series, to offer new High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services to their customer base in Ukraine. The company will leverage the iDirect network to offer high-speed connectivity to a range of enterprise markets for deployment of large-scale networks.

Datagroup contracted Intelsat for capacity on one of its effective satellites. Long-term plans call for Datagroup to license an additional transponder of HTS capacity to support networks that can scale up to 50,000 sites.

According to Datagroup, iDirect’s DVB-S2X technology allows it to scale its network based on a significantly lower cost model. The software-upgradeable iQ series of remotes are designed to function on both fixed and mobility networks.

“By deploying our latest DVB-S2X technology and iQ remotes, Datagroup gains greater performance and efficiencies to meet their escalating user demands and will realize lower business costs,” said David Harrower, senior vice president of global sales at VT iDirect.

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