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Affordable, high-availability, high-quality service to sub-Saharan countries

Mar 03, 2014

Hauppauge, N.Y. & Biddinghuizen, Netherlands

Globecomm has introduced iDirect Evolution service on Yamal 402 from its secure UK-based teleport reaching all sub-Saharan African countries including Madagascar. The service provides the benefits of the latest iDirect Evolution technology, IDX 3.2, which supports the manufacturer’s adaptive TDMA technology to provide adaptive carrier modulation (ACM) on the return path, which overcomes rain attenuation and increases both availability and performance. The IDX 3.2 software also supports iDirect’s latest X7 modem, which is designed to support high-speed data applications including SCPC on the return channel.

From the start of service, Globecomm is using a full 54 MHz transponder on Yamal 402 providing outbound capacity that exceeds 150 Mbps. By saturating the transponder, Globecomm is providing additional gain that delivers a higher quality of service to smaller antennas.

“Most service providers introduce African service with one or two megabits per second to test the waters,” said Patrick Visser, Vice President, New Business Development for Globecomm. “We are committed to this market and are bringing it an extremely reliable, high-capacity offering at prices appropriate to the market.”

Globecomm’s iDirect Evolution service on Yamal 402 provides affordable solutions via satellite for Internet access, VOIP, VPN, data services as well as occasional-use access. Bandwidth is available to meet most requirements with fast activation and 24/7/365 monitoring of service by our Network Operations Center. Equipment packages are also available, from a single unit to a complete hardware VNO solution. In future, a projected European beam on Yamal 402 will reach Western and Central Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa.

About Globecomm

Globecomm Systems Inc. is a leading global communications solutions provider. Employing its expertise in emerging communication technologies, including satellite and other transport mediums, Globecomm is able to offer a comprehensive suite of system integration, system products, and network services enabling a complete end-to-end solution for our customers. Globecomm believes that its integrated approach of in house design and engineering expertise combined with a world-class global network and its 24 by 7 network operating centers provides it a unique competitive advantage. Globecomm focuses this value proposition in selective vertical markets, including government, wireless, media, enterprise and maritime.

As a communications solutions provider, Globecomm leverages its global network to provide customers managed access services to the United States Internet backbone, video content, the public switched telephone network or their corporate headquarters or government offices. Globecomm currently has customers for which it is providing these solutions in the United States, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Based in Hauppauge, New York, Globecomm also maintains offices in Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, the Netherlands, South Africa, Hong Kong, Germany, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan.

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