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March 10th, 2015

Globecomm's Turnkey Project For du...Relocate, Design + Integrate New Teleport In UAE Without Interruption Of Services

[SatNews] Globecomm has been selected by the Middle East’s fastest growing telecommunications service provider and the largest teleport operator in the Middle East, du, for the design and integration of satellite teleport systems at the company’s new facility in the UAE.  The turnkey project will lead to the phased transfer of the company’s broadcast satellite transmission services to the new facility and provide design and integration for the new Teleport. According to Globecomm, the project will involve the upgrade and the phased relocation of the existing teleport facility and will migrate live traffic without interruption of critical services.

“This is an enormously challenging and important project for not only a long-time, honored customer and major teleport operator, but for one that is considered the best broadcast teleport in the world,” said Globecomm CEO, Keith Hall, referring to du’s selection as the 2013 Independent Teleport Operator of the Year by World Teleport Association.

The new teleport will consist of more than 50 Earth stations with satellite antenna diameters ranging from 2.4 to 9 meter in C-, Ku- and DBS Frequency Bands.  In addition, the upgrade will include the provisioning of all supporting systems; i.e. Baseband, Network Management, Video Confidence Monitoring, Occasional Services, Turnaround Services, Carrier Monitoring, Fiber Optic and others.

The Dubai-based teleport links the majority of Direct to Home (DTH) TV Platforms in the Middle East and North African (MENA) Region. du provides a variety of integrated services including quad-play data, video and content services over fixed as well as mobile networks to residential and enterprise customers across the region.

Ahmed AlMuhaideb, Vice President, Broadcasting and IPTV Services, du, said, “Our strategic vision is to continue to lead in the broadcasting space. With the investments in latest technology and implementation by experts such as Globecomm, our new teleport will continue our strong growth momentum and maintain our pole position in this sector.” 

He added, “Globecomm is a partner that we know well and have confidence in.  Their ability to deliver on both systems integration and engineering services on schedule and without interruption has been proven in the past.”

Michel El Khoury, Managing Director of Globecomm Middle East said, “We are honored to be trusted by our longstanding partner to execute this mission-critical migration. Globecomm’s presence in Dubai is strategic and supports the company’s efforts within the UAE and throughout the region for major customers and partners, such as the TECOM Business Parks (Dubai Media City, International Media Production Zone and Dubai Studio City) and others including Thuraya, Yahsat, MBC and Orbit Showtime Network (OSN).”