Q-kon enhances VSAT network in African market with IDX 3.0 upgrade


VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. last week announced that Q-Kon, a tier one satellite network operator in the African market, has upgraded to iDirect’s iDX 3.0 software. Through iDX 3.0, Q-KON is able to integrate TDMA and SCPC connectivity on a single network, offering enterprise service providers an efficient and scalable VSAT solution ideal for the African market.

With iDX 3.0, Q-KON has improved the affordability and performance of its service platform to help service providers expand into remote areas more cost-effectively. For many service providers, entering rural markets is expensive due to limited bandwidth resources and hardware costs. Q-KON solves this problem by extending the reach of its terrestrial MPLS network to connect VPN, VoIP, and other core enterprise applications from headquarters locations to remote offices across Africa with more efficiency and less risk.
Q-KON upgraded to iDX 3.0 because it maximizes the scalability that service providers need to stay competitive in the dynamic African economy. With iDX 3.0’s SCPC Return capability, Q-KON customers can keep operating costs low while preserving the flexibility to switch between TDMA and SCPC based on dynamic bandwidth requirements. Additionally, iDX 3.0’s Group Quality of Service (GQoS) bandwidth allocation algorithm gives Q-KON and its service provider customers a sophisticated level of control over bandwidth management, as well as the flexibility to prioritize traffic based on application, customer type, and location.
“To expand to rural markets efficiently, satellite connectivity is a must, which is why we are proud to be one of the first operators to implement an iDX 3.0 hub in South Africa. With iDX 3.0, service providers can lower their bandwidth and hardware costs while significantly improving performance. For enterprise customers, that means expanding in the African market affordably and with less risk,” said Dawie DE WET, CEO, Q-KON