NigComSat Deploys iDirect service

VT iDirect, a company of VT Systems, has 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.

The iDirect Evolution platform will 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. iDirect is a leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

The iDirect Evolution platform 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. Its seamless integration with fiber networks also 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 NIGCOMSAT with a scalable platform that can keep pace with rapid broadband growth in Nigeria. Furthermore, NIGCOMSAT will 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.

Engr. T. Ahmed-Rufai, Managing Director/Chief Executive of NigComSat, says: "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." 

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