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NigComSat Upgrades iDirect Network to Enter Key Verticals

By | June 8, 2018
NigComSat offices in Nigeria

NigComSat offices in Nigeria. Photo Credit: NigComsSat

Nigerian Communications Satellite (NigComSat) has upgraded its iDirect network to the latest Evolution 4.1 software to achieve gains in bandwidth efficiency and enhance customer experience. With the upgrade of its extensive C-band and Ku-band networks, NigComSat, which manages iDirect hubs in Lagos and Abuja, will be able to expand further into key markets such as government, defense, maritime, education, enterprise and cellular backhaul.

Evolution 4.1 enables service providers to launch DVB-S2X networks and increase performance and efficiency, unlocking High Throughput Satellite (HTS) capacity to maximize throughput and offer cost-effective services. As part of the second phase of the upgrade to DVB-S2X, NigComSat will install iDirect’s high-performance Universal Line Cards and Intelligent Gateway (iGW) virtualization appliance to improve hub density and network processing.