These companies will be achieving an ambitious goal in one year—a network that will grow from 500 stations to more than 1,500.
The companies involved are Icarusnet, an Italian VSAT service provider, and UHP Networks, a Canadian manufacturer of advanced VSAT equipment, who together have announced a major expansion of the Icarusnet network. The network, which currently has more than 500 stations, will, by the end of the year, increase its size to over 1,500 stations.
The networks operate over Eutelsat 33C satellite and deliver enterprise-grade service to a variety of utility companies across Western Europe and the Mediterranean area, with plans to deploy new services in Central Europe and in the Middle East in 2017-2020. UHP is the industry’s first fully software-defined, high-throughput VSAT router, which can be used in a network of any size and any topology either as remote or a building block of a VSAT hub. UHP-powered solutions are efficient and reliable, with industry-best total cost of ownership. These solutions have been deployed in over 170 networks by broadcasters, Tier 1 telecom service providers, and government agencies.
UHP's products and solutions will be available at Stand 1.A95 in Hall1 at the IBC show at RAI Amsterdam September 9-13, 2016.
Fabrizio Carletta, CEO of Icarusnet, stated “For over 10 years we have been providing services to leading electricity and other utility companies in Europe. We have been operating UHP technology at our teleport for more than five years. A year ago we have started migrating one of our largest networks to the new and exciting UHP technology. Our customers demand high-availability of the network and superior quality of service. We were able to meet and exceed their requirements via combination of a modern NOC, state-of-the-art teleport and advanced UHP VSAT technology. We launched a new teleport with a carrier-grade UHP Hub equipped with full redundancy and VNO capability. Our successful experience gave our customers the confidence to expand the network dramatically. We found UHP technology can be easily configured to transport M2M data with a very low overhead and maximum bandwidth efficiency. In addition, we are totally pleased about the relationship with UHP Networks as a company. UHP Networks acts with long term vision but also handles commercial and technical requests with dynamism and responsiveness.”
Vagan Shakhgildian, CEO of UHP Networks commented, “Icarusnet has been our trusted partner for many years. We are very pleased to support their aggressive roll-out of new services in Europe and beyond.”
UHP Networks Inc. (part of Romantis Group) develops, manufactures and markets satellite networking equipment, and their core products include UHP universal satellite routers and advanced Network Management System. UHP is the industry’s first fully software-defined, high-throughput VSAT router, which can be used in a network of any size and any topology either as remote or a building block of a VSAT hub.