Satcom Global upgrades Aura VSAT

Feb 22 2019

Satcom Global has successfully migrated its Aura VSAT network to the iDirect Velocity platform.

This enables customers of the high-speed Ku-band service to benefit from higher capacity per vessel, improved satellite network management, as well as the ability to fully capitalise on the coverage and additional capacity of primary network supplier, SES Networks.

The Velocity platform equips the Aura network with advanced mobility capabilities, ensuring vessels using the VSAT service maintain a high-quality, uninterrupted IP session, whilst crossing multiple spot beams within a short period of time.

In addition, the platform boasts carrier class redundancy, supporting the reliability of the Aura network.

This upgrade has significantly enhanced Aura VSAT coverage and capacity by providing access to an increased number of satellite wide beams, as well as global access to hundreds of spot beams on SES’ three recently launched High Throughput Satellites (HTS).

The addition of JCSAT-15 in the Indian Ocean region is key for connectivity across major shipping lanes linking Africa, Europe and Asia, while additional coverage provided by Astra 4A enhances existing multi-beam coverage over typically busy European waters. In addition, SES-1 and SES-10 now provide improved coverage across the Americas, with particular focus on the US West Coast, Alaska, Panama and the Caribbean.

Alex Stewart, Satcom Global COO, commented: “SES Networks and iDirect are leaders in their field, and the migration to Velocity provides us with a state-of-the-art platform by which to deliver seamless broadband connectivity that is both flexible and scalable. It is important to us to invest our time and resources in technological developments to ensure we have future proof solutions, enabling us to meet the needs of our growing Aura customer base.”


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