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MOTIV Selects iDirect to Offer 4G/LTE Service over Satellite in Rural Russia

Mobile service provider leverages iDirect’s SatHaul® solution to offer profitable data coverage in cost-sensitive markets

Herndon, VA, January 23, 2017 — Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited’s related US Satellite communication company, VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology and a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that MOTIV will be extending its investment in the iDirect platform to deliver 4G/LTE data service across Russia’s expansive rural markets, offering profitable data coverage in cost-sensitive markets.

MOTIV is based in Yekaterinburg, Russia’s fourth largest city, and currently uses iDirect’s satellite network infrastructure as a GSM-backhaul solution to provide 2G coverage to nearly 100 remote locations spread over thousands of kilometers. The service expansion will leverage the iDirect SatHaul® solution, the newly launched X7-EC remote, and iDirect’s Layer 2 over Satellite (L2oS) technology. With a 20% gain in efficiency due to the use of iDirect SatHaul® for their data overlay network, the new iDirect-based network will provide coverage as an overlay to MOTIV’s 2G satellite-connected sites, enabling the delivery of high-speed, reliable data service in areas that cannot be reached by traditional terrestrial or microwave backhaul.

“We strive to provide our customers the best possible service at the most economical rate,” said Alexey Artemasov, Chief Executive Officer, MOTIV. “The iDirect SatHaul® system and iDirect’s full platform features enable MOTIV to create an LTE experience that delivers the reliability and performance our customers expect. iDirect continues to provide us with the right set of tools to better serve the growing rate of mobile demands in the region.”

iDirect SatHaul® is a comprehensive mobile backhaul solution tailored for 2G, 3G or 4G requirements and features:

  • TCP acceleration for LTE traffic to give terrestrial-like performance over satellite
  • Compression and Optimization – providing the most efficient voice calls over satellite, combined with advanced optimization of signaling, transmission and data content
  • Advanced Quality of Service - bandwidth management and prioritization to ensure terrestrial-grade link quality and higher reliability for voice and data services
  • IPSec for advanced security requirements complying with 3GPP recommendations

“iDirect SatHaul® gives MOTIV the flexibility to manage 2G and 4G/LTE networks over a single satellite backhaul platform, while ensuring a superior quality of service that sets them apart as a trusted provider in very challenging markets,” said David Harrower, Regional Vice President, Europe/Russia/Africa. “We are working collaboratively with MOTIV to ensure that our satellite platform continually meets the needs of their expanding subscriber base going forward.”

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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.

Media contacts:

Julie Bettinger
Vice President, Corporate Marketing
VT iDirect
Phone: (1) 703 648 8155
Email: jbettinger@idirect.net

Kimberly Miles
Manager, Corporate Communications
VT Systems
Phone: (1) 703 739 2610
Email: KMiles@vt-systems.com


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