YVERDON, Switzerland, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ITC Global, a premier provider of enterprise-grade satellite communications services to remote industrial operations, announced today that it has launched a new network over Sub-Saharan Africa, utilizing the Intelsat IS-25 spacecraft. Designed to provide high performance voice, video, and data communications for remote mining and energy operations, the network covers most of the African continent, including both western and eastern coastal regions.
ITC Global's new network combines over 150 Mbps of Intelsat IS-25 C-band satellite capacity with industry leading very small aperture terminal (VSAT) modem technology to deliver high performance communications to even the most remote industrial operations. The Sub-Saharan Africa Network is available for individual site locations in four pre-packaged configurations, ranging in data rates from 1 megabit per second (Mbps) to 4Mbps. For clients with multiple locations in the regions, custom private networks are available at speeds of up to 50Mbps. The new Africa network expands ITC Global's already impressive worldwide satellite service coverage, which includes termination points in over 20 international teleports, capacity on over 30 satellites, and services in over 60 countries and all the world's oceans.
This latest network development is part of ITC Global's ongoing commitment to provide innovative solutions that enable remote industrial operations to increase real-time situational awareness, improve productivity, and enhance Health and Safety and Environment programs. The high-throughput of ITC Global's networks enable clients to benefit from ever more bandwidth intensive applications. Faster data throughput will improve the network's ability to handle multiple IP applications on a unified platform, such as Voice over IP, radio over IP, CCTV, remote permission and control, and the automation of critical operational tasks for both mining and energy.
"We are very pleased to work with Intelsat, as we continue to expand our global service offerings across more remote regions," said ITC Global's Senior Vice President of Space Segment, Michael Spytek. "ITC Global has more than doubled the size of our business over the past two years and Intelsat has been a trusted and collaborative partner in meeting our growing needs for space segment"
About ITC Global
ITC Global is the world's largest privately-owned satellite communications provider to mission critical operations in the mining, energy, and maritime markets. Companies in remote and harsh environments require communications with both global coverage and an unwavering priority on customer service. ITC Global enables improved real-time decision making and enhanced health, safety and environmental management through a unified communications solution, tailored to the requirements of each client. Solutions include custom network design, hardware implementation, field engineering, technical support and enterprise-grade satellite bandwidth. ITC Global operates 24 x 7 carrier-class facilities and networks across the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. ITC Global is a portfolio company of Riverside Partners. For more information, visit www.itcglobal.com
Intelsat is the leading provider of satellite services worldwide. For over 45 years, Intelsat has been delivering information and entertainment for many of the world's leading media and network companies, multinational corporations, Internet Service Providers and governmental agencies. Intelsat's satellite, teleport and fiber infrastructure is unmatched in the industry, setting the standard for transmissions of video, data and voice services. From the globalization of content and the proliferation of HD, to the expansion of cellular networks and broadband access, with Intelsat, advanced communications anywhere in the world are closer, by far.
For More Information Contact:
Lori Hawk, Senior Marketing Manager, ITC Global
SOURCE ITC Global