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August 29th, 2016

YahClick & iDirect Gather Their Expertise To Offer VNO Services

Offering differentiated services is key for firms competing within the SATCOM environs as all attempt to establish themselves as the preferred source for provided applications.

Now combing forces are YahClick and VT iDirect as they introduce Virtual Network Operator (VNO) services across the former company's existing footprint.

YahClick’s VNO offering is based on the industry changing capability in the VT iDirect Evolution® platform and allows service partners to purchase their own bulk capacity, which they can fully manage and configure themselves to offer differentiated services. This new service is targeted to meet the high Quality of Service demand of Enterprise and Government customers. The VNO service will leverage the high-speed and economical capacity of YahClick’s Ka-band network and will allow service partners full control and management of their allotted capacity.

The benefits of YahClick’s VNO services are expansive and include the fact that service partners will receive Ka-band High Throughput capacity using YahClick’s Y1B satellite coverage area, which they will then be able to manage using the VT iDirect Platform. There are no upfront costs or CAPEX required by service partners in order to start selling YahClick VNO services, which are quick and easy to deploy and enable service partners to operate as a Satellite Network Operator.

Service Partners will also be able to commission, control and monitor their own remote sites, while designing and configuring their end to end IP network. They will have full control of their broadband satellite capacity, with the added ability to create their own service offerings.

Additional advantages of the VNO service are that service partners receive capacity either as simple Mbps (Mega Bits per Second) or Msps (Mega Symbols per Second), while the highest Quality of Service (QoS) controls are guaranteed through the use of VT iDirect features. Service partners are empowered to create private networks, offer higher uplink speeds, and address enterprise market needs, which might extend to cellular backhaul; Internet Service Provider (ISP) offerings; rural telephony; disaster management; or distance learning.

YahClick’s VNO service is supported by a simple pricing structure that covers all aspects of the offering, including the provision of VT iDirect line cards; 24 x 7 x 365 days’ support; teleport charges; access to high-speed Internet backbone; as well as satellite capacity.

Commenting on the introduction of the VNO service, David Murphy, Yahsat’s Chief Commercial Officer, indicated that this development allows service partners to gain access to high-speed and economical capacity over Ka-band, all the while enjoying full control and management of their allotted capacity, combined with the highest levels of technical support and wide satellite broadband coverage.