HERNDON, Va., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that international telecom services provider TeleYemen has deployed an iDirect 15152 universal hub as well as 200 remotes as part of the initial roll-out phase in Yemen. This implementation has been done with the support of its local partner in Yemen, SAMtec Co. Ltd. With the deployment, TeleYemen will be first to provide iDirect-based enterprise VSAT services to customers across this growing market. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.
TeleYemen will replace a legacy system with an iDirect-based service. The service, scheduled to launch in May 2014, will use C- and Ku-band to deliver data services, cellular backhaul, voice and video. With this being the first enterprise class service based on the iDirect platform in Yemen, the company anticipates great demand for all such services to markets including oil, enterprise and financial.
"This is the first time customers in the Yemeni market will be offered enterprise-class VSAT to meet their expectations of a seamless, high-quality service experience. The reputation of iDirect's platform and its customer support has us confident in our ability to match these expectations."
~ Abdulrahaman ALMATARI
Technical Director, TeleYemen
"This is a major step in providing high-end VSAT services with the Yemeni market, and TeleYemen is uniquely positioned to set the market standard in this growing region. The iDirect service will support the evolving voice, video, backhaul and data needs of this region."
~ Majdi ATOUT
Regional Vice President, Middle East & Africa, iDirect
Yemen International Telecommunications Co. (TeleYemen) was formed in 1990 as a joint company owned by Yemen's Public Telecommunication Corporation (PTC) and Cable and Wireless Plc. As the contract period expired on December 31st 2003, PTC bought out all Cable & Wireless shares and signed management contract with France Telecom to operate TeleYemen for five years from 1st of January 2004 to 31st of December 2008 and was extended till end of June 2011. The new management's goals are to restructure TeleYemen, develop and enhance its businesses to go on line with the International Standards. TeleYemen offers its customers a variety of services including, direct international telephone, Dawli prepaid calling cards, Internet, Inmarsat, BGAN, VSAT, leased circuits, and data transmission services.
iDirect, a subsidiary of VT Systems, is a global leader in IP-based satellite communications providing technology that enables our 350+partners to optimize their networks, differentiate and expand their businesses. The iDirect Intelligent Platform™ allows our partners to run their entire business operations more efficiently via a single, unified IP-based satellite architecture, whether it's providing core IP applications to the enterprise or specialized services to any number of diverse vertical markets. iDirect is the #1 name in global satellite communications in key industries including maritime, military/government, and oil and gas, with a 62% hub market share and more than a quarter million remotes installed worldwide. In 2007, iDirect Government Technologies (iGT) was formed to drive adoption of its IP-based solutions in the U.S. government market. In 2008, iDirect Asia Pte Ltd was established in Singapore to enhance its value-add and responsiveness to customers in the Asia Pacific region. For more information please visit www.idirect.net.
VT Systems is an engineering company providing integrated solutions to the commercial and government markets in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. VT Systems' innovative solutions, products and services include aircraft maintenance, repair and modification; software solutions in training and simulation; satellite-based IP communications technology; network solutions that integrate data, voice and video; rugged computers and computer peripheral equipment; specialized truck bodies and trailers; weapons and munitions systems; road construction equipment; and ship design and shipbuilding. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., VT Systems operates globally and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Engineering. Please visit www.vt-systems.com.