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Servicio Satelital launches iDirect DVB-S2X network to provide highest throughput and cost efficiency for Argentina market

(4 December 2018 - VT iDirect) VT iDirect today announced that Servicio Satelital has chosen the iDirect platform to launch ultra-efficient satellite network services which will help to enhance connectivity across Argentina.

Servicio Satelital has deployed an iDirect DVB-S2X network leveraging iDirect’s next-generation iQ remotes and space segment from Intelsat's IS-29e EPIC satellite.

During application testing to certify the solution, the iQ Desktop reached 256APSK with up to 30% efficiency savings over DVB-S2 networks and reached 110Mbps of combined throughput. This will enable Servicio Satelital to provide high data rates at a reduced cost to their users.

The iDirect platform was selected for its L3 and L2oS (Layer 2 over Satellite) backbone capabilities combined with DVB-S2X performance, making it the most cost-effective solution to ensure terrestrial-grade link quality and high reliability for voice and data services.

“We are thrilled to help the nation’s largest telco service providers and companies expand their coverage to remote and rural locations and deliver a best-in-class end user experience,” said Eduardo Lema, Shareholder and Director of Operations, Servicio Satelital. “By partnering with VT iDirect, we can ensure an attractive business case – providing higher data rates at a lower cost per bit – as the market for Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) services expands across the nation.”

“VT iDirect is empowering networks operators around the world to connect remote and rural areas,” said Darren Ludington, Regional Vice President, Americas, VT iDirect. “Ensuring the right cost model and end user experience is always our priority.”

Servicio Satelital S.A is the biggest Satellite operator company in Argentina. Since 1997 Servicio Satelital bring a wide telecommunications portfolio to the Argentinean B2B market.

Servicio Satelital is focused to have the best quality products to fulfill the new market requirements in terms of bandwidth and added value.

VT iDirect, a subsidiary of VT Systems, is a global leader in IP-based satellite communications providing technology and solutions that enable our partners worldwide to optimize their networks, differentiate their services and profitably expand their businesses. For more than 20 years, the VT iDirect organization has focused on meeting the economic and technology challenges across the satellite industry. Today, the product portfolio, branded under the name iDirect, sets new standards in performance and efficiency, making it possible to deliver voice, video and data connectivity anywhere in the world. VT iDirect is the world’s largest TDMA enterprise VSAT manufacturer and is the leader in key industries including mobility, military/government and cellular backhaul. In 2007, iDirect Government was formed to better serve the U.S. government and defense communities.

VT Systems is an engineering company providing integrated solutions to the commercial and government markets in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. VT Systems’ innovative solutions, products and services include aircraft maintenance, repair and modification; software solutions in training and simulation; satellite-based IP communications technology; network solutions that integrate data, voice and video; rugged computers and computer peripheral equipment; specialized truck bodies and trailers; weapons and munitions systems; road construction equipment; and ship design and shipbuilding. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., VT Systems operates globally and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Engineering.