MOTIV expands LTE with iDirect satellite backhaul

24 Jan 2017

Russian regional mobile operator MOTIV is expanding an existing investment in the iDirect satellite platform to deliver 4G LTE mobile broadband services to further rural areas. MOTIV, based in Russia’s fourth largest city Yekaterinburg, currently uses iDirect satellite infrastructure as a GSM backhaul solution to provide 2G coverage to nearly 100 remote locations spread over thousands of kilometres. The latest service expansion will leverage the iDirect SatHaul solution and iDirect’s Layer 2 over Satellite (L2oS) technology as an overlay to MOTIV’s 2G satellite-connected sites, enabling high speed, reliable data service in areas that cannot be reached by traditional terrestrial or microwave backhaul, a press release states.

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