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URSYS services to migrate to Optus D2 satellite

(1 February 2018 - Optus) Optus Satellite and URSYS services, which specialises in remote area communications offerings, have announced that, following a competitive market review, URSYS iDirect VSAT services will be migrated to the Optus D2 satellite by December 2018.

Through its partnership with Optus, URSYS iDirect VSAT services will provide high quality broadband satellite communications, ideal for remote areas of Australia that are unable to connect with broadband services through regular means.

Paul Sheridan, Vice President of Optus Satellite said, “We pride ourselves in the continued delivery of critical satellite services to the highest standard, allowing partners such as URSYS to continue offering their customers improved end-user services and for us to retain our market leading position.

“We have a long relationship with URSYS and are pleased to be making this announcement, building on many years of experience and collaboration. We look forward to continuing to grow our relationship and work together to deliver exciting and innovative new products to market,” said Mr Sheridan.

URSYS has been operating iDirect based VSAT networks for more than 10 years, supporting hundreds of sites across Australia and internationally.

Patrick Duff, Chief Operating Officer of URSYS said, “Migrating hundreds of sites to a new satellite is no small feat, but with it will come a lot of wins that make a solid case for the project. Key points such as having a single hardware configuration for all satellites in our fleet, massive efficiency gains from the latest iDirect platform utilising DVB-S2X, allow us to deliver the latest platform features such as L2 over Satellite, q-in-q, VPLS/VPWS and more.

“This migration signifies a generational change in URSYS infrastructure but one we strongly believe is worth the effort and will result in a new and innovative services for our customers.

“The Optus satellite fleet is trusted by customers across Australia to be a critical part of their businesses. The Optus D2 Satellite is operated by a company with a local presence who flies their own satellites and runs their own facilities to a very high standard, which made the decision to migrate a clear one for URSYS,” said Mr Duff.

Optus brings one of the region’s largest and most capable satellite services engineering, delivering industry-leading satellite services.

About URSYS

Since 1994 URSYS has been designing and provisioning satellite based voice and data communications for enterprise applications. URSYS manages remote area communications and data acquisition for one of the largest Gas delivery infrastructure assets in Australia, delivering 50% of all gas requirements nationally.