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Satcom Direct completes global network infrastructure and service upgrades

(4 May 2021 - Satcom Direct) Satcom Direct (SD) has completed the next phase of terrestrial expansion to its global private network.

To strengthen its ground infrastructure and augment redundancy the global satellite solutions provider has enhanced individual Points of Presence (PoPs) and upgraded its global network to support the increasing connectivity needs of its customers. The update includes expansion into the Asia Pacific region to provide additional connectivity options for customers and complements existing PoPs in North American and Europe.

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COMSAT teleports form an essential part of the SD terrestrial infrasructure network (courtesy: Satcom Direct)

The enhanced terrestrial network enables SD to deliver greater flexibility as an Internet Service Provider (ISP) for its business aviation, military and government customers operating around the world. This effort further strengthens its global infrastructure which incorporates the award-winning COMSAT Tier 4 certified east and west coast U.S.-located teleports. As part of the Satcom Direct family of companies, COMSAT collaborates with the Melbourne, Florida-located Tier III rated, ISO 27001 certified SD Data Center to support delivery of a suite of cybersecurity solutions which maintain customer data integrity. Customers can also access cloud services and cloud service providers via the terrestrial network and SD Data Center customers can use the teleports as a bridge for both legacy and new network technologies.

With the sophisticated network upgrades complete, SD is effectively adapting its services, infrastructure, and support to better facilitate individual customer IT compliance standards. This includes creating tailored network solutions that meet the requirements of SDs unique customer base and supports working with global carriers to optimize network routes and increase redundancy.

“For our customers, who are often operating in mission-critical environments, resilient high-speed connectivity is essential, which is why we’ve made these investments. With the latest upgrades we are delivering enhanced services, applying value-added functionality through accelerated data transmission, enriching our network management, and most importantly keeping our customer data secure,” says Founder and CEO of SD, Jim Jensen.

This latest infrastructure upgrade follows recent physical antenna upgrades at the COMSAT teleports which bolstered capacity across its entire network. “SD delivers a progressive, advanced and interconnected global terrestrial network that supports more satellite constellation providers, and customers, than any other independently owned network. Our strategy is focused on our customers ensuring our satellite partners in orbit and our connectivity customers on the ground remain seamlessly and safely connected at all times,” concludes Jensen.

About Satcom Direct

Satcom Direct (SD) and its group of companies provides global connectivity solutions for business and general aviation, military, government, and head-of-state aircraft. The company also provides land mobile services to areas with connectivity limitations. Since 1997, SD has worked to advance the technology of global connectivity, being first to market with many new capabilities in communications. SD’s industry-leading connectivity solutions are complemented by its divisional capabilities, including SD Avionics cabin router systems and SD flight operations software. The company’s next generation of services help to synchronize the aircraft with the flight department, connecting the entire flight operation. SD’s technologies provide the most powerful integrated data platform in the industry.

A premier Inmarsat Distribution Partner, Iridium service partner, and Viasat preferred reseller, SD is also the Master Distributor of FlexExec. SD World Headquarters and primary operations center is located in Melbourne, Florida, with additional office locations in the United States, Canada, UK, UAE, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Australia, Russia, and Brazil.



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