Businesses around the globe depend on various forms of communication in order to make timely contact with partners, suppliers and customers. Reliable, fast, cost-effective and efficient broadband and mobile connectivity is what most businesses demand to augment their capabilities to serve their customers better.
The globalization of content and the preference of HD require the expansion of cellular networks and mobile broadband access. Intelsat (News - Alert), a provider of satellite services, strives to enable this with its satellite technology which will open up more opportunities for businesses.
The satellite services delivered by Intelsat serve the needs of the media, fixed and mobile broadband infrastructure, enterprises, and also government and military applications. Its satellite, teleport and fiber infrastructure optimizes transmissions of video and broadband services.
Intelsat has entered into a strategic agreement with SpeedCast (News - Alert), a global satellite communications and maritime service provider. Intelsat will provide access to its global C- and Ku-band broadband mobility network to SpeedCast.
This multi-year agreement entails Intelsat to offer C-band and Ku-band satellite capacity in addition to its terrestrially managed network, IntelsatOne to SpeedCast, which will also get access to Intelsat’s global broadband mobility network. This network is comprised of 13 customized Ku-band mobility beams on ten satellites located in a geostationary belt.
By providing high-quality managed networks services, SpeedCast serves a global maritime network using an infrastructure of over 4,000 links on land and at sea to support mission critical applications.
SpeedCast will employ Intelsat’s satellites and terrestrial network to provide broadband and mobility solutions to the maritime, oil, gas and enterprise markets, with more coverage and flexibility. Also, the company’s satellite communications offerings on land and at sea are expected to improve further.
Recently SpeedCast extended the reach of its TIER 1 IP Backbone into Vanuatu, enabling high-speed services and the expansion of affordable connectivity in the Pacific Islands. The company already provides high-quality services to Fiji, Tonga and New Caledonia, which was said to be one of the first adopters of a fiber network rollout in the territory.
SpeedCast’s expansion should bring high throughput IP capacity, peering, transit and backbone to Vanuatu over the new ICL-1 submarine cable built and operated by Interchange Cable Ltd.
Edited by Allison Sansone