iDirect announced on July 9 that it will be improving the VSAT systems of Nigerian Communications Satellite Ltd (NigComSat.)
Satellite Today reported that satellite communications company iDirect will deploy its new Series 15100 Universal Satellite hub and an Evolution-based service in Nigeria for NigComSat.
The iDirect Evolution platform will improve NigComSat’s existing VSAT solutions for military and government customers. It will also provide the African satellite network operator with new inroads in the profitable enterprise and education markets.
And to top it all off, NigComSat gets a scalable platform that allows it to switch between TDMA and SCPC return channels. This last ability allows NigComSat to adjust its service levels based on dynamic applications and changing traffic patterns. This way, NigComSat gets to increase efficiency while also saving money.
A statement from NigComSat CEO T. Ahmed-Rufai expressed his company’s belief that high-speed Internet could help transform the Nigerian economy. Ahmed-Rufai explained that his company’s partnership with iDirect would allow NigComSat to deploy an affordable satellite communications network capable of handling the increasing broadband demands and penetration in the West African region.
iDirect’s solutions would give NigComSat the ability to offer a satellite broadband service that can meet the disparate requirements of numerous end users, each with his/her/their own unique requirements. The two companies’ partnership would be able to handle current and future demands in the local satellite communications market.