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CET Teleport Launches iDirect Evolution DVB-S2/ACM Network to Expand Services Over Africa

Wednesday, April 1, 2009  
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CET Teleport GmbH purchased an iDirect Series 15000 Universal Satellite Hub to launch a pan-African DVB-S2/ACM satellite network using newly available Ku-band capacity on Telstar’s T11N satellite. The service will launch in May and represents the first step in a longer-term transfer of CET’s operations to the iDirect platform. 

CET operates one of the largest teleports in Europe, managing more than 50 satellite antennas to serve the broadcasting industry and broadband service providers. With T11N capacity becoming available, CET will begin to distribute new satellite bandwidth in Africa, targeting the South and West regions where current constraints are jeopardizing rising economic and social development. 

The network will deliver the iDirect Evolution product line’s next-generation gains in bandwidth efficiency and data throughput and will leverage the integrated features of iDirect’s Intelligent Platform to support enterprise and government applications. CET will also support iDirect’s widely deployed iNFINITI product line. The company plans to expand its investment in the iDirect platform to launch additional DVB-S2/ACM networks in the Middle East and Central Europe. 
Built on the DVB-S2 standard and featuring Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) capabilities, iDirect’s Evolution platform delivers dramatic gains in bandwidth efficiency. 
The Evolution product line can deliver a 30 percent improvement in bandwidth efficiency over DVB-S systems. An additional gain of 50 percent is possible through ACM, an advanced feature of the DVB-S2 standard which iDirect has built into its Evolution product line.  These dramatic gains open new opportunities for service providers to improve support for a range of IP applications, including Virtual Private Networks (VPN),
Voice over IP (VoIP), videoconferencing, enterprise networks, point of sale, SCADA, telemetry, multimedia and Internet cafes.


CET Teleport GmbH is a specialist teleporting services provider run by a management and operations team of highly respected satellite industry professionals who intend to build on the reputation for the excellent quality of service that Hameln has always enjoyed. The Teleport currently provides a wide range of media broadcasting and corporate VSAT services. It has extensive disaster recovery facilities and a 24/7 Help Desk backed by a large and very experienced engineering team, who manage and maintain the satellite and hub equipment on site and at numerous remote locations. CET Teleport`s plans involve a major investment program to grow its current service offerings and to add new facilities to expand the types of products and service it can provide for new and existing customers.


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