PARIS and OSLO, Norway, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Vizada Networks, the global satellite communications and telecommunications specialist, has further increased the capacity it leases on the powerful W7 satellite operated by Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) to support its portfolio of Internet and data services in Europe, North Africa, the CIS region and the Middle East. A new capacity agreement signed between both companies extends their close working relationship to 2014 and establishes Vizada as one of the leading clients on W7 for Internet and data services.
Vizada Networks' services on W7 are based on two technology platforms offering a wide portfolio of services, primarily to customers in Iraq and Afghanistan, within the government, corporate, ISP and voice sectors. In addition to services based on iDirect (DVB-S2/ACM) and TBB (Taide Broadband - DVB-S2), Vizada Networks has introduced an all new technology platform in 2011; called JanUX Mark II, it is based on a DVB-S2/ACM foundation and offers numerous benefits over previous generation systems.
"Our new guaranteed capacity on W7 enables us to expand and enhance our dedicated and shared services to our customers particularly in the Middle East," comments Stefano Vittor, Chief Executive Officer, Vizada Networks. "In addition to our proven existing services, our new technology platform enables us to offer a new standardised service package that, like all of our services on W7,is reliable, cost-effective and functionality rich. The new platform supports the consolidation of our Eutelsat capacity and future growth on W7."
Andrew Wallace, Eutelsat's Chief Commercial Officer, added: "Vizada Networks is a hallmark for quality turnkey solutions for customers requiring high levels of connectivity and reliability. We are very pleased that the power and reach afforded by our W7 satellite meet their requirements and look forward to further consolidating our partnership in the long term."
Vizada Networks' guaranteed capacity on W7 is routed through the Vizada Networks teleport in Oslo, providing constant connectivity across the board; from Internet communications to high volume trunking at single sites and for complex networks. Services use compact Ku-band VSAT terminals and benefit from in-house developed QoS and Service Level Agreements to secure high availability and an unmatched user experience.
About Vizada Networks
Vizada Networks is an independent, global satellite communications and telecommunications specialist. As a comprehensive systems integrator, one-stop-shop and single point of contact, Vizada Networks controls the entire value chain and serves diverse markets with complete turnkey networks solutions, ranging from broadband access and voice gateways to custom-built communication systems.
The company has been delivering its services to telecom carriers and ISPs, multinational companies, government and military bodies, humanitarian and aid organizations, and SMEs and SOHOs for over 35 years making it an established player in key markets where high network performance and local support, including the Vizada Networks Global Field Support Program, are key requirements.
With in-house expertise in satellite and data networking, Vizada Networks enables customers to utilize high-quality, fully-managed network services and communicate reliably from virtually anywhere in the world.
For more information about Vizada Networks, visit http://www.vizadanetworks.com .
About Eutelsat Communications
Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is the holding company of Eutelsat S.A. With capacity commercialised on 27 satellites that provide coverage over the entire European continent, as well as the Middle East, Africa, India and significant parts of Asia and the Americas, Eutelsat is one of the world's three leading satellite operators in terms of revenues. At March 31, 2011, Eutelsat's satellites were broadcasting more than 3,800 television channels to over 200 million cable and satellite homes in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Group's satellites also serve a wide range of fixed and mobile telecommunications services, TV contribution markets, corporate networks, and broadband markets for Internet Service Providers and for transport, maritime and in-flight markets. Eutelsat's broadband subsidiary, Skylogic, markets and operates access to high speed Internet services through teleports in France and Italy that serve enterprises, local communities, government agencies and aid organisations in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Headquartered in Paris, Eutelsat and its subsidiaries employ 700 commercial, technical and operational employees from 28 countries.
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