ATCi Hong Kong Teleport Announces Joint Alliance with Solana HK to Deliver Low Cost Broadband Services

HONOLULU, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Telecommunications Conference (PTC) 2010 -- Antenna Technology Communications Inc. (ATCi), a provider of commercial satellite communications systems and Solana HK, a Hong Kong based co-location facility, today announced from the PTC Conference in Honolulu its new cooperation agreement to jointly offer affordable, industry broadband satellite and fiber services to underserved markets throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The new partnership will bring together the best of breed of ATCi's proprietary "Skyway to Highway" technology to Solana HK's world class facilities that offer innovative anywhere-to-anywhere access. Starting March 31, 2010, the voice, data and video IP services will be provided to numerous key government and commercial customers throughout the region.

ATCi will implement DVB S2 ACM-latest generation IP broadcast and signaling with up to 60% more efficiency than previous platforms. ATCi's packaged solution coupled with interlaced RF to digital IP optimizer technology will enable GSM operators to reduce their backhaul bandwidth requirements through proven network optimization and voice compression methods.  The solution will allow for comprehensive bandwidth optimization techniques to eliminate unnecessary data.  It will also suppress silence, compress voice on interfaces that require it, and packetize traffic for transport over the most cost-effective infrastructure.  The result is a dramatic reduction in bandwidth requirements across all cellular links without experiencing any degradation in voice quality or network reliability.  Less bandwidth utilization means lower operating expenses (OpEx) which is critical to an operator's financial performance.

"We are thrilled to reunite with John Madsen and his team at their new leading edge facility in Hong Kong," said ATCi's CEO, Gary Hatch.  "We believe that the Asia region has the most dynamic growth opportunity for voice video and data gateway applications," Hatch added.

"This is an exciting collaboration," said John Madsen, Managing Director, Solana HK.  "ATCi's technologies are extremely economical as compared to current broadband and backhaul networks," added Madsen.  "We are extremely well positioned for growth in this area, the partnership is an excellent fit in that quality of service is a core ethic for both companies," Madsen concluded.

The voice, data and video IP services will be available March, 2010.

SOURCE Antenna Technology Communications Inc.



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