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June 24th, 2019

Speedcast and XipLink Band Together for WAN Tech Efficiencies

Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA) and XipLink Inc. have combined tech forces to develop comprehensive technologies to maximize efficiencies in data transfer across Wide Area Networks (WAN).

As the technology convergence between the network and application layers speeds up, Speedcast and XipLink see the importance in developing next-generation solutions that are flexible and scalable across different environments.

The partnership is focused on the two companies’ strengths across three main areas:

  • Speedcast will integrate XipLink into cellular backhaul solutions to improve network efficiencies, which will be especially important in the 5G era.
  • XipLink will be hosted on Speedcast’s award-winning SIGMA Gateway network management device with the capability to be activated remotely as a Virtual Machine (VM).
  • Speedcast and XipLink operational and software personnel will integrate network management interfaces and leverage machine-driven analytics to simplify operational processes, increase network visibility and enhance customer experience.

Tim Bailey, EVP, Products, Marketing and Business Development, Speedcast, said the company recognizes the important role that network optimization plays in managing critical communications. The XipLink partnership gives the firm the ability to expand the scope of offered services and provide innovative technologies to customers across the industries Speedcast serves. XipLink’s WAN optimization solutions will improve network efficiency and deliver increased throughput for the firm's customers’ business-critical applications.

Jack Waters, CEO, XipLink, noted that this partnership agreement with Speedcast will deliver network efficiency, ease of deployment, and reduced complexity for end customers in Maritime, Cellular Backhaul, Government and other markets where Speedcast is a leader.