December 5, 2017 - Customers
of SES’s geostationary (GEO) High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services will have
greater flexibility and control of their capacity following the deployment of
the iDirect Velocity ground infrastructure, developed by VT iDirect, SES
announced. The iDirect Velocity infrastructure will be deployed across three
HTS systems - SES-12, SES-14 and SES-15 - enabling SES Networks to host and
provide modular and scalable solutions for its partners and customers,
initially for SES Maritime+ services, and then as a multi-application service
platform for the fixed and mobility markets.
SES is deploying the
iDirect Velocity infrastructure across the HTS gateway locations around the
globe, allowing SES Networks to offer fully managed end-to-end services, or to
delegate control of capacity and other key parameters to customers who, in
turn, can do the same for their own customers. The SES Networks Global Services
teams across numerous Network Operations Centres (NOCs) and its partners will
have unprecedented insight into global bandwidth resources and maximum
flexibility for resource allocation.
SES HTS satellites
will first leverage iDirect Velocity-based services with leading maritime
customers and others using traffic-intensive data applications in the Americas
region. Upcoming HTS systems will expand SES Networks’ mobility and other data
connectivity services in the Asia-Pacific region, including rapidly growing
markets such as India and Indonesia, and will support existing VSAT services in
the Americas and the North Atlantic Region.
The iDirect Velocity
platform was designed to address the unique infrastructure needs of HTS
networks, and optimised to enable the delivery of tiered managed services that
are needed for customers over such a data-heavy network. This will enable SES
to provide high bandwidth allocation and increased flexibility to its customers
with variable pricing options. Customers will be able to utilise assets across
the entire SES fleet and use contracted capacity no matter where their needs
may be around the world.