SpeedCast Selects iDirect Technologies VSAT Solution to Expand Their Satellite Networking Services

SpeedCast Selects iDirect Technologies VSAT Solution to Expand Their Satellite Networking Services
Leading Provider of Broadband Internet Connectivity Installs a New Platform with SpeedCast in Hong Kong


Herndon, Va. June 13 - iDirect Technologies, a privately held company that designs, develops, and markets the fastest, most reliable bi-directional satellite-based broadband IP solutions, was selected by SpeedCast Ltd to provide the technology for their new satellite broadband platform. SpeedCast will resell the capacity of their iDirect Hub to service providers who can then act as Virtual Network Operators (VNO) anywhere in the SpeedCast coverage area.

"We are very excited to work with SpeedCast as they deploy these new networks in Asia. With their proven track records in operating broadband platforms, they offer a very good solution for service providers interested in offering high-end satellite services to their customers" said KW Chan, iDirect Vice President of Sales for Asia Pacific. "The Asia Pacific region has some of the most diverse customer niches, network conditions, and application requirements in the world. The VNO solution is an ideal way to implement flexible, low cost, solutions tailored to the users needs."

The iDirect VNO solution allows satellite service providers to operate their own VSAT network without the cost of buying the VSAT hub infrastructure. Each VNO rents network capacity from a host network operator such as SpeedCast. This capacity is physically isolated from the resources rented by other service providers, and can be managed in any manner the service provider sees fit, including using private IP addresses. The VNO model allows new operators to develop niche opportunities worldwide, and provides them with state of the art network management tools, security and functionality to deliver the applications customers need, without a significant upfront investment.

"SpeedCast satellite infrastructure and Operations expertise provide an ideal platform for our partners to offer high quality network services to their Enterprise customers, in the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle East.. With this iDirect platform, we are offering a very powerful solution for converged Enterprise networks with a need to support Voice, Data and Video applications at the same time " said Pierre-Jean Beylier the CEO of SpeedCast. "Adding iDirect's unique virtual network capability to our suite of services allows us to offer greater flexibility to our Partners. This cooperation with iDirect opens new opportunities for SpeedCast to better support Network Service Providers in the region.

SpeedCast will deploy the iDirect hub out of Hong Kong to take advantage of one of the world's best IP backbone communication infrastructures and the ability to access satellites located in the India & Pacific Oceans regions where there are free trade zones and progressive telecommunications regulations.

About iDirect Technologies

iDirect Technologies, a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems Inc., designs, develops, and markets satellite-based broadband access solutions targeted at the enterprise, government, carrier and educational sectors that have the need for fast, flexible, and geographically dispersed two-way internet/intranet access. The company has developed technology solutions that combine high performance, worldwide availability, and ease of installation, high reliability, and low cost to end customers. In addition, iDirect solutions offer unprecedented efficiencies, increased revenue opportunities and higher per customer gross margins to satellite network operators. iDirect was awarded the 2005 World Teleport Association Teleport Technology of the year, the Innovation & Technology of the Year by The ISCe Advisory Board, and named number one in the Deloitte & Touche Virginia Technology Fast 50 list of the fastest-growing U.S. technology companies. iDirect operates its corporate headquarters in Herndon, Virginia and has regional offices in Europe, Asia, and covering Latin America. Additional information is available on the company website at www.idirect.net.

About SpeedCast

SpeedCast Limited is a leading satellite broadband and multimedia service provider in Asia and the Middle East. SpeedCast operates three business lines:

- SpeedCast Broadband: High-speed, satellite-based Internet access and networking services for corporations to improve their connectivity.

- SpeedCast Multimedia: A unique bouquet of over 30 world-class channels of multimedia content for ISPs, telcos and mobile operators.

- SpeedCast Broadcast: Global satellite-based content delivery solutions that cater to the distribution of broadband and TV content cost effectively.

With 60 service partners in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, SpeedCast is committed to provide first-class services and technical support. Speedcast has Network Operations Centers in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesia, as well as local support in over 30 countries where SpeedCast services are available.


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