European teleport expands access for Intelsat IS-17 to MENA region

by Staff Reporter | August 6th, 2012

Globecomm’s teleport in Biddinghuizen, Netherlands completed installation of a new nine-metre antenna offering access to Intelsat’s IS-17 satellite, reportedly with plenty of capacity to grow.

Located at 66° East, IS-17 offers, the company claims, global C and Ku-band beams serving northern Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the Indian Ocean. High-powered Ku-band beams also reportedly target southern Africa, the economic engine of the continent.

The large, powerful antenna has capacity, according to a Globecomm spokesman, for many more customers needing service in this high-growth and dynamic region of the world. The Biddinghuizen teleport was developed and is managed by Carrier to Carrier Telecom B.V., a company acquired by Globecomm in 2010 and now fully integrated in the company’s international network of teleports, fibre transport and satellite capacity.


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