Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Linkserve sets up satellite hub in Germany

Pioneering broadband Internet company, Linkserve Limited, has set up a C-band hub based on its recent deal Viasat Incorporated Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB S2 ACM) for service on Intelsat 905 satellite beam.

The hub is located in Intelsat’s teleport facility in Fuchsstadt, Germany with global beam covering the whole of Africa, according to the chief executive officer, Linkserve, Chief Chima Onyekwere.

He said that the hub operates a highly efficient solution based on the new International Telecommunication Union (ITU) standard that was approved in 2003; the DVB S2 architecture allows for MPEG 4 Applications to be optimized for satellite transport.

“The new solution also includes first of its kind in coding and modulation, called Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM), which provides dynamic uplink satellite power control (DUPC) functionality, thus enhancing the system capacity,” he explained.

Equally, Onyekwere said that the hub which is fully redundant and secured with Cisco’s leading ASA technology, provides high speed Internet and Data connectivity.

With the Virtual Network Operator provisioning (VNO) feature, larger customers can
manage and monitor their usage, an ideal solution for service organizations in Africa.

“An example is an organization based in South Africa using the VNO service with its branch operations in Nigeria for voice and data integration,” he declared. Also, the hub could be used for Multimedia Streaming and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) applications and is presently serving customers in occasional use video streaming projects.

Linkserve boss said that his company’s investment in satellite technologies is for the benefit of its customers, a demonstration of trust in the growth of the market and ability to provide world class products even during these challenging times in the economy of countries.

Speaking at the deployment of this hub, Director, Middle East and Africa, Mr. Harry Stribos said that the longstanding partnership with Linkserve to provide superior satellite technologies in the region has helped to increase the broadband and data services penetration in the region.

ITRealms Online recalls that Linkserve pioneered Internet in Nigeria and has multiple satellite hubs serving primarily the African market with broadband Internet, data service and video streaming. Just as it recently established a data center and satellite teleport for commercial purposes was established in Oregun, Lagos State and integrated into several homing IP feeds.

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