Satellite Technology Feature Article
Telefonica del Peru Launches VSAT Services Based on iDirect Evolution Platform
By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor
Telefonica (News - Alert) del Peru stated that its newly launched VSAT service is based on the iDirect Evolution platform, and the VSAT service is purported to be beneficial to banking, oil and gas, and government sectors in the region.
iDirect (News - Alert) technology allowed Telefonica del Peru to seamlessly integrate existing MPLS networks into the new VSAT networks, prompting all customers’ remote locations to have a continuous end-to-end networking solution. To deploy VSAT service, Telefonica del Peru reportedly used two iDirect Universal 15000 Series satellite hubs and more than 1,000 Evolution X1 and X3 remotes – all running on iDirect's iDX 3.1 software.
“As we expanded our services to meet the growing demands of our customers, which include the 2000 largest enterprises in Peru, we were looking for a satellite solution that offered a high-degree of reliability and efficiency,” said Martin Cabellos, satellite product manager at Telefonica del Peru. “iDirect's superior VSAT technology is ideal, because it allows us to extend our MPLS services at a reasonable cost without sacrificing the quality of service that our customers expect.”
iDirect added that as Telefonica seeks to grow in the dynamic South American market, iDirect provides a highly scalable solution that is also cost-effective and can guarantee an accelerated ROI.
iDirect explained that the iDX 3.1 software lets partners offer narrowband service and support large-scale networks while leveraging their existing infrastructure. With its new features and hardware, the software is ideal for applications such as SCADA/substation automation, pipeline monitoring and AMI backhaul, as well as business continuity, SOHO and distance learning.
The Series 15000 Universal Satellite Hub from iDirect combines scalability, functionality and flexibility benefits, enabling providers to deliver the highest quality connectivity regardless of bandwidth requirement, satellite band or network topology.
Telefonica del Peru will also be able to lower CAPEX by leveraging a new licensing option for the Evolution XLC-M Line Card, which allows the XLC-M to support up to 16 narrowband return channels.
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Edited by Braden Becker