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iNet selects Eutelsat satellite solution

9 Sep 2014

Global Technology Group has selected Eutelsat Communications’ IP Easy broadband service to bolster the delivery of high speed internet services across Guyana. Global Technology will utilise Eutelsat’s solution to provide broadband with downlink speeds of 512kbps-10Mbps via its local unit iNet Communications. Eutelsat provides the IP Easy service in the region via its EUTELSAT 8 West A orbiter. The service uses Newtec’s Sat3Play VSAT (very small aperture terminal) Broadband Platform including its broadband hub, MDM2200 IP satellite modems, antennas and interactive low noise block downconverters (LNBs). According to a press release issued by Eutelsat, the service is ideally suited for customers operating in locations where satellite is the only method of connection.

iNet Communications has already deployed IP Easy for a number of key users, including in government, defence and mining as well as small businesses and residential consumers. The Guyana Defence Force military bases have confirmed an order for terminals to be installed at four major remote locations in the Amazon jungle, connecting them to the main base in order to provide internet access for the first time to soldiers in remote locations. The first installation was successfully completed at the New River Triangle base, with the remaining installations to be completed shortly. A number of mining camps in the Amazon rainforest have also been equipped with IP Easy.

Global Technology Group’s CEO, George Melville, commented on the deal: ‘The agreement announced today with Eutelsat equips us to contribute to bridging the digital divide in Guyana. Thanks to EUTELSAT 8 West A’s unique capabilities, we are really proud of being the only telecommunications provider offering the fastest broadband speeds in Guyana.’

Guyana, iNet Communications

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