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SATLYNX and ARABSAT deliver critical satellite network for Central Bank of Iraq

Thursday, October 1, 2009   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Randall Barney
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Satlynx, a GE company, has teamed up with Arabsat to deliver a fully redundant satellite network that will provide the foundations of a new extensive communications platform for the Central Bank of Iraq. The network interconnects two Central Bank of Iraq locations in Baghdad with 7 other remote banks in Basrah, Mosul, Anbar, Kirkuk, Najaf, Hilla and Karbala. It forms the backbone over which the Iraqi Payment System (IPS) will run, enabling secure and rapid financial transactions to take place across the country to the benefit of the Iraqi economy.

The solution is based on the Satlynx Direct satellite platform, built around iDirect technology, with the main hub based at Satlynx’s fully secured Teleport in Leuk, Switzerland. The Satlynx Direct platform with significant cost efficiency through bandwidth optimization enables two- way communications between the main sites in Baghdad and the remote sites throughout Iraq.

Full redundancy is provided at every level of the network, with two satellite terminals installed by Alfa Consult at each location and satellite coverage provided primarily via Arabsat’s BADR-4 @ 26°East, with a hot stand-by option on a secondary satellite system.

Satlynx, a GE company, is a leading provider of two-way satellite communication services worldwide. Satlynx has an unmatched depth of experience and know-how in both the technology and the operation of large VSAT networks; providing turnkey solutions on a range of technology platforms more than 30 satellites. Today, Satlynx serves customers in over 130 countries with 12,000 VSAT sites in operation and with a robust track-record in delivering satellite communication solutions. Satlynx continues to be the preferred choice for corporate, governments, maritime and media organizations world-wide.

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