Leading telecom operator deploys iDirect satellite hub and iDX 3.0 in Saudi Arabia to extend services into new markets
Herndon, Va., February 29, 2012 – VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that ITC, one of the fastest-growing telecom operators in Saudi Arabia, has enhanced its enterprise VSAT services with the iDirect Evolution® platform. ITC purchased an iDirect Universal 15000 Series satellite hub, which is integrated with iDirect’s latest software, iDX 3.0, to support growth in the banking sector and other verticals. iDirect is the world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.
By integrating MPLS with VSAT, ITC enables its enterprise customers to manage remote extensions of their corporate network to rural areas on one MPLS network. For the banking sector, that means connecting remote branches and ATMs to corporate headquarters more efficiently, lowering operating costs and increasing productivity.
Evolution offers ITC a highly flexible platform that can support current customer demands while also scaling to meet the company’s strategic growth plans. In choosing iDirect, ITC specifically focused on iDirect’s Group Quality of Service (GQoS) feature, which provides a better end-customer experience by enabling sophisticated bandwidth allocation and prioritization. The SCPC Return capability of iDX 3.0 was also an important feature for ITC. With the ability to switch their customers from TDMA to SCPC based on their dynamic bandwidth requirements, ITC can offer more flexible VSAT services to customer segments that require both the efficiency of TDMA and the dedicated bandwidth of a fixed SCPC link.
With its investment in an iDirect Evolution network, ITC has enhanced its services and is positioned to expand its customer portfolio and enter new markets, including the oil & gas, utilities, and government sectors.
“At ITC, we rely on the best technology to meet our customers’ diverse communications needs. That’s why we chose to partner with iDirect. Our investment in the Evolution platform enables us to deliver more efficient VSAT services to our existing customers in the enterprise sector, and also offers the flexibility to support our expansion into new growth markets.”
Chief Commercial Officer, ITC
“We are pleased that ITC chose iDirect technology to strengthen its VSAT services during this period of rapid growth. The capabilities of the Evolution platform align perfectly with ITC’s strategic goals, and will help the company further differentiate itself as a technological leader in the Saudi telecom market.”
~ Majdi ATOUT
Regional Vice President of Sales – Africa and Middle East, iDirect
Integrated Telecom Co. (ITC), established in 2005, is one of the leading telecommunication companies in the Kingdom that has 6 International Gateways in Jeddah, Al-Khobar, UAE, Egypt, Qatar and Jordan linked through cross border connectivity and supported by sub-marine cables to connect the Kingdom to the world. ITC has invested heavily in its independent and state-of-the-art Fiber network of 12,000KM (SNFN) connecting the key cities in the Kingdom and is deploying an additional 10,000KM in Metro Areas. Furthermore, ITC is ISO certified and reputable for its committed SLA’s (Service Level Agreements) which has attracted key sectors in KSA: Financial, Government Institutions, Health, Oil & Gas and other Telecom Operators. Please visit www.itc.sa for further info.
iDirect, a subsidiary of VT Systems, is a global leader in IP?based satellite communications providing technology that enables our 350+ partners to optimize their networks, differentiate and profitably expand their businesses. The iDirect Intelligent Platform™ allows our partners to run their entire business operations more efficiently via a single, unified IP?based satellite architecture, whether it’s providing core IP applications to the enterprise or specialized services to any number of diverse vertical markets. iDirect is the #1 name in global satellite communications in key industries including maritime, military/government, and oil and gas, with a 62% hub market share and more than a quarter million remotes installed worldwide. In 2007, iDirect Government Technologies (iGT) was formed to drive adoption of its IP?based solutions in the U.S. government market. In 2008, iDirect Asia Pte Ltd was established in Singapore to enhance its value?add and responsiveness to customers in the Asia Pacific region. For more information please visit www.idirect.net.
VT Systems is an engineering company providing integrated solutions to the commercial and government markets in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. VT Systems’ innovative solutions, products and services include aircraft maintenance, repair and modification; software solutions in training and simulation; satellite-based IP communications technology; network solutions that integrate data, voice and video; rugged computers and computer peripheral equipment; specialized truck bodies and trailers; weapons and munitions systems; road construction equipment; and ship design and shipbuilding. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., VT Systems operates globally and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Engineering. Please visit www.vt-systems.com.
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