Satellite Technology Feature Article
Bentley Walker Purchases iDirect's Universal 15000 Series Hub
By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor
Bentley Walker Ltd., one of the largest VSAT network operators in Europe, has purchased VT iDirect’s (News - Alert) Universal 15000 series hub to enhance the company's satellite service offerings in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Bentley Walker's new hub will run on Avanti's Ka-band HYLAS 2 satellite, which is set to launch in June and will open up significant new satellite capacity throughout the Middle East and Africa.
Thanks to the flexibility of the iDirect platform, Bentley Walker would be able to provide communications solutions to a range of end users in the Middle East, from soldiers who need reliable and secure mobile communications to enterprise users who require on-demand broadband access for streaming voice, video, and data.
"The upcoming launch of the HYLAS 2 Ka-band satellite offers an important opportunity for Bentley Walker to enhance our services in the Middle East. With the consistently excellent and reliable technology of iDirect, as well as the new Ka-band capacity we're getting from HYLAS 2, we look forward to offering higher speed service packages on more affordable equipment with a smaller dish than previously possible with Ku service," said Anthony Walker, CEO, Bentley Walker Ltd, in a statement.
Stephen Tunnicliffer, regional vice president, Europe, iDirect said Bentley Walker continues to be an early adopter in the satellite services industry. With the addition of a new hub running Ka-band services, the company is able to offer a complete blended portfolio of services based on the iDirect platform.
“Through its integrated, multi-band network, Bentley Walker can deliver completely customized satellite solutions to end users based on their unique application requirements. We have worked with Bentley Walker for a long time, and are excited about the opportunity to partner with them again during this important period in the industry," said Tunnicliffer.
iDirect, a subsidiary of VT Systems, is a global leader in IP-based satellite communications.
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Edited by Rachel Ramsey