Bulgaria’s largest telecom provider chooses iDirect solution for its maritime leadership position and common platform for multiple markets
Herndon, Va., June 4, 2019 – VT iDirect, a company of VT Systems, today announced that Vivacom, the largest telecommunications provider in Bulgaria, will launch a DVB-S2X maritime service, expanding its telecom portfolio to include very small aperture terminal (VSAT) connectivity. With the network expansion, Vivacom aims to meet growing demand for efficient and reliable connectivity by maritime vessel operators in the region.
Vivacom has successfully deployed an iDirect Universal Hub and X7 remotes, leveraging the iDirect platform’s embedded mobility features, to meet the rigorous demands of maritime vessel operators. Vivacom plans to deploy a DVB-S2X network in the next few months and leverage the new iQ 200 Series remotes providing faster internet speeds and higher service reliability. The company further plans to leverage the flexibility of the iDirect platform and iQ series to expand its services to additional vertical markets, including government and private corporate networks.
“We chose to partner with VT iDirect because of their deep expertise and stellar reputation within the maritime market,” said Vladimir Rangelov, Senior Sales Manager, Vivacom. “We are investing in the right ground infrastructure platform to start strong and grow broadly as the demand for VSAT connectivity intensifies across multiple enterprise markets.”
“Vivacom’s adoption of the iDirect technology proves the unique value of VSAT to expand a telecommunications provider’s service portfolio,” said Stephen Tunnicliffe, Regional Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa, VT iDirect. “We are confident that iDirect’s mobility feature set and DVB-S2X performance will accelerate Vivacom’s success in the region.”
VT iDirect, a subsidiary of VT Systems, is a global leader in IP-based satellite communications providing technology and solutions that enable our partners worldwide to optimize their networks, differentiate their services and profitably expand their businesses. For more than 20 years, the VT iDirect organization has focused on meeting the economic and technology challenges across the satellite industry. Today, the product portfolio, branded under the name iDirect, sets new standards in performance and efficiency, making it possible to deliver voice, video and data connectivity anywhere in the world. VT iDirect is the world’s largest TDMA enterprise VSAT manufacturer and is the leader in key industries including mobility, military/government and cellular backhaul. In 2007, iDirect Government was formed to better serve the U.S. government and defense communities. 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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