Satnews Daily
September 16th, 2010

Pactel International... Linking Up (SATCOM)

[SatNews] This month, Pactel International established a new satellite link between their US Hub and the Cocos Islands, using Newtec’s DVB-S2 technology — the new service addressed the immediate expansion needs for the local Internet service provider, CIIA. The satellite link is designed to carry Internet traffic to/from the Cocos Islands. The new DVB-S2 platform is directly connected to Pactel’s redundant backbone (in Hawaii) via the APSTAR-6 satellite and provides Cocos Island’s residents with direct access to US Tier 1 Internet backbone, ensuring higher Internet speed and reliability.