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DOZOR‐TELEPORT Implements DVB‐S2X Network over iDirect Platform in Russia

December 1, 2017 – VT iDirect announced that AMTEL‐SVYAZ Company will launch the first iDirect DVBS2X network in Russia, utilizing the iQ Series of remotes. The network is expected to operate on up to five geostationary satellites, providing coverage over the Russian Federation and parts of the adjacent seas and oceans, delivering cost‐effective connectivity throughout the Russia region. AMTEL‐SVYAZ will leverage their iDirect network to offer high‐speed connectivity to a wide range of enterprise markets, such as Energy, Banking, Oil and Gas, and Maritime. This launch also enables the company to expand their
territory and allows flexible pricing for their customers. iDirect’s next‐generation DVB‐S2X technology delivers revolutionary gains in performance and efficiencies, and will enable AMTEL‐SVYAZ to scale their
network efficiently and cost effectively. The iQ Desktop remotes are designed to meet the needs of networks within a wide range of performance scenarios and software licensing features, all based on a future‐proof software‐upgradeable design.

Yahsat Partners with BLUETOWN to Connect the Unconnected across YahClick’s Footprint

December 4, 2017 – Yahsat, the UAE‐based satellite operator, signed a MoU with the Danish technology and Internet Service Provider company BLUETOWN. The partnership agreement aims to connect the
unconnected by providing high performance Ka‐band satellite Internet services combined with BLUETOWN’s unique last mile solutions in unserved or underserved locations. Both companies will join forces to offer an innovative, reliable and sustainable solution that will overcome the challenging and harsh terrain conditions present in the most remote areas of Africa. The combination of the partners’ technologies will support the distribution of Yahsat Internet satellite services to a substantial number of users within communities utilizing BLUETOWN’s last mile solution. BLUETOWN solutions vary from single village installations and refugee camps to solutions with up to 200 Wi‐Fi hotspots in a 15 km radius. All solutions are 100% powered by solar energy with rechargeable batteries as a back‐up, which provides 24/7 access to the Internet. The Wi‐Fi hotspots will be backhauled by YahClick, the high‐performance satellite broadband service provided by Yahsat, making it possible for people to browse the Internet, keep in touch, or participate in e‐learning, e‐health and e‐government programs using any smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

SES Partners with iDirect to Deploy iDirect Velocity Platform for GEO High Throughput Satellites

December 5, 2017 – Customers of SES’s geostationary (GEO) High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services will have greater flexibility and control of their capacity following the deployment of the iDirect Velocity
ground infrastructure, developed by VT iDirect, SES announced. The iDirect Velocity infrastructure will be deployed across three HTS systems – SES‐12, SES‐14 and SES‐15 – enabling SES Networks to host and provide modular and scalable solutions for its partners and customers, initially for SES Maritime+ services, and then as a multi‐application service platform for the fixed and mobility markets. SES is deploying the
iDirect Velocity infrastructure across the HTS gateway locations around the globe, allowing SES Networks to offer fully managed end‐to‐end services, or to delegate control of capacity and other key parameters to
customers who, in turn, can do the same for their own customers. The SES Networks Global Services teams across numerous Network Operations Centres (NOCs) and its partners will have unprecedented insight
into global bandwidth resources and maximum flexibility for resource allocation.

KDDI Selects Gilat for Nationwide LTE Network in Japan

December 6, 2017 – KDDI selects Gilat satellite based LTE cellular backhaul solution to extend reach and resilience with high speed data and high‐quality voice over LTE (VoLTE) throughout Japan. KDDI has
chosen Gilat's LTE cellular backhaul solution to provide voice, data and video services at true LTE speeds and high voice quality. Gilat's VSATs will be installed in fixed sites as well as on deployable vehicles for
emergency response – cellular on wheels (COW). The solution leverages Gilat's patented LTE backhaul solution and leading mobility features to support continuous service for public safety, in addition to the outstanding performance provided in fixed LTE cellular sites. Hundreds of Gilat's VSATs will be deployed in Japan nationwide.

Globecomm to Explore Expansion of Worldwide Network with LeoSat

December 6, 2017 – LeoSat Enterprises, which is launching a constellation of up to 108 low‐earth orbit (LEO) communications satellites, has entered into a MoU to explore a potential service agreement with
Globecomm Systems Inc., a leading global connectivity provider serving enterprise, oil & gas, maritime and government markets around the world. LeoSat’s earth encompassing satellite constellation, in effect, an
optical backbone in space, can provide instant infrastructure from anywhere to everywhere which is fast, secure and reliable, opening up a wide range of new opportunities for companies such as Globecomm looking to expand their existing network capabilities.

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