New Skies unveils teleport

New Skies has unveiled a new teleport that will relay broadband internet, voice and data traffic between the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Asia Pacific region.

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By  Matthew Southwell Published  February 9, 2004

New Skies has unveiled a new teleport that will relay broadband internet, voice and data traffic, as well as digital video transmissions, between the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Asia Pacific region. New Skies’ Greek mediaport partner, Unitel Hellas S.A., will provide the hub, which will feature Ku-band uplink facilities to the satellite operator’s NSS-6 satellite bird. The hub is targeted at internet service providers (ISPs) and other internet customers in the region that require high speed access at lower costs. According to Hussein Oteifa, New Skies’ senior director of sales for the Middle East, it is also appropriate for telecommunications carriers and GSM operators, as they can use it to terminate voice minutes at major call centers throughout Europe and Asia. “The new mediaport will serve as a major hub for voice, video, internet and data communications to and from the Middle East,” he says. Concurrent to the teleport launch, New Skies has also unveiled a IPsys IP transmission platform, which is capable of providing a direct link to the global internet backbone for ISPs, telecommunications carriers, government agencies and businesses throughout the Middle East. “The new Ku-band IPsys platform on NSS-6 will expand the delivery of many value-added services to prospective customers across the Middle East, and will allow for higher throughput and lower delay internet transmissions to the region,” explains Oteifa. “IPsys customers will be able to employ small Ku-band receive equipment and benefit from low start-up costs and the higher transmission rates enabled by NSS-6's high-power coverage over the region,” he says.

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