INTERNET

NEW SKIES LAUNCHES NEW INTERNET TRANSMISSION PLATFORM FOR WEST AFRICA

Last week in Abuja global satellite operator New Skies announced that it had established an additional IP transmission platform dedicated to ISPs, telcom carriers, government agencies and businesses throughout West Africa. The expansion is in response to strong demand in the region for the company’s Ipsys branded internet backbone connectivity services and its Ku-band capacity on the NSS-7 satellite.

Ipsys directly connects customers’ remote POPs to the global Internet backbone via a single satellite hop. Ipsys connections thus bypass all shared ground networks and associated congestion points, as well as any terrestial connectivity gaps, to seamlessly deliver internet content to even the remotest locations at high speeds.

Ku-band transmissions enable Ipsys customers to use lower-cost receive equipment and very small antennas. The NSS-7 satellite offers powerful Ku-band coverage that enables New Skies to offer cost-effective bandwidth prices.

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