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Asia’s First iDirect DVB-S2X Network Launched by Measat

By | June 26, 2018
Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia. Image Credit: CEPhoto, Uwe Aranas

Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia. Image Credit: CEPhoto, Uwe Aranas

Measat has deployed the first iDirect DVB-S2X network in Malaysia in a bid to bring scalable and affordable satellite broadband internet services to the country. The platform allows Measat to tap into new markets and take advantage of High Throughput Satellite (HTS) opportunities in a cost-effective manner. Complementing existing terrestrial connectivity, the new service provides an additional communications option for Malaysians with limited or no access to broadband.

Measat chose to use iDirect’s Universal Hub chassis with iQ Desktop remotes, as well as iDirect’s ULC-T line cards designed to support much higher symbol rates of up to 119 Msps and higher modulation and coding (MODCOD) schemes via a software license upgrade. iDirect’s ULC-R line cards feature Adaptive TDMA, multi-channel support, and a path to higher symbol rates on the return.

“Our company mission is to bring connectivity to diverse and challenging environments,” said John Arnold, senior vice president of global sales at VT iDirect. “I am happy we are helping Measat provide a solution for customers previously constrained by location and cost.”