New Skies Satellites, Kuwaiti firm announce new two-way satellite IP hub for Middle East
New Skies Satellites N.V., the global satellite communications company, and KMS (Kuwait Messaging Services)/FalconStream, a Kuwaiti information technology firm that provides Internet services via satellite, Thursday announced a new two-way satellite IP hub for the Middle East, which will access New Skies' NSS-6 satellite. The hub will be provided by Australian satellite broadband specialist, NewSat.
FalconStream has also signed for additional capacity on NSS-6 to offer expanded and more advanced broadband Internet access services through the new two-way hub to small offices, corporate enterprises and consumer households throughout the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent and North Africa.
The new hub will employ DVB-RCS technology and NSS-6's high-powered Ku-band capacity to enable high-speed, two-way IP transmissions between customer sites and the hub at speeds up to 1.15 Mbps on the uplink and 60 Mbps down, resulting in service15 to 20 times faster than traditional broadband access technologies. The two-way DVB-RCS technology bypasses the need for expensive infrastructure and significantly expands the potential service area to include virtually any location with the satellite's footprint.
Mr. Ahmed Mekky, KMS/FalconStream's vice president, said: "The new two-way hub will incorporate the latest technology to serve as a catalyst for the development and expansion of high-speed broadband access for small offices/home offices, small and medium sized enterprises and consumers throughout the Middle East as well as North Africa and the Indian Subcontinent. (menareport.com)
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