Nigcomsat deploys iDirect Service for broadband internet across Nigeria

by Staff Reporter | July 10th, 2012

Engr. T. Ahmed-Rufai, managing director/chief executive, Nigcomsat

VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), announced that Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (Nigcomsat),  has invested in a new iDirect Series 15100 Universal Satellite hub to deploy an Evolution-based service to capture the growing broadband market in Nigeria.

Nigcomsat will reportedly take advantage of the performance and efficiencies of iDirect’s iDX 3.0 software, which allows the company to switch between TDMA and SCPC Return channels to adjust service levels based on dynamic applications and changing traffic patterns

The iDirect Evolution platform will reportedly enhance Nigcomsat ‘s existing VSAT solutions for military and government customers, while enabling the company to pursue new opportunities in the enterprise and education markets.

The flexibility of the iDirect Evolution platform, the company claims, enables Nigcomsat to deliver affordable and easily deployable Internet service across Nigeria and the West African sub region for a range of applications and end users. Additionally, iDirect’s seamless integration with fiber networks allows Nigcomsat to deliver broadband connectivity to remote communities, ensuring that rural users gain the economic and social benefits of broadband access.

iDirect’s Evolution platform provides, the company claims, Nigcomsat with a scalable platform that can keep pace with rapid broadband growth in Nigeria. Furthermore, Nigcomsat will reportedly take advantage of the performance and efficiencies of iDirect’s iDX 3.0 software, which allows the company to switch between TDMA and SCPC Return channels to adjust service levels based on dynamic applications and changing traffic patterns.

“We believe that high-speed Internet has the potential to transform the Nigerian economy, hence our partnership with iDirect to deploy a satellite network that affordably supports increasing broadband penetration in the region. iDirect’s solutions enable us to offer a broadband service that meets the diverse requirements of multiple end users, and can grow to meet future connectivity challenges,” stated Engr. T. Ahmed-Rufai, managing director/chief executive, Nigcomsat

“There is tremendous potential for growth in Africa, but much of that potential hinges on developing an infrastructure that can support high-speed data sharing and broadband Internet access. The iDirect platform offers Nigcomsat a high-performing and flexible solution that supports the company’s goal of building a more open and connected Africa,” stated Majdi Atout, regional vice president, Europe, iDirect.

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