Belgium Satellite Services Upgrades To iDirect Network To Enhance Broadband Coverage Across EMEA Region

New iDirect hub replaces legacy system, enables BSS to increase service quality and affordably reach a broader range of market segments

Herndon, Va., November 23, 2009 - VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems Inc (VT Systems), today announced that Belgium Satellite Services (BSS), a leading provider of satellite service to the EMEA region, has installed an iDirect Series 15000 Universal Satellite Hub to strengthen the capabilities and reach of its IP satellite broadband offerings. BSS will leverage the iDirect platform to extend satellite service to new geographies and industry markets in the Middle East and Africa. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

BSS made a strategic business decision to replace its legacy satellite technology with the iDirect platform and is now rolling out new iDirect-based service offerings to its customers. These include providing high-speed data and Voice over IP (VoIP) connectivity to enterprises, government organizations and Internet Service Providers. BSS also plans to expand the distribution of its service by leveraging the iDirect hub to integrate capacity from multiple satellites over the EMEA region. BSS was established following the acquisition of the satellite services division of Belgacom, Belgium’s leading telecommunications operator, by India-based ORG Informatics Ltd.

“The decision to standardize on iDirect made the best business sense on several important fronts. The iDirect platform enables us to maximize our current investment in satellite capacity, minimize our capital expenses and grow our operations in line with demand. We also value the technical depth of the platform’s advanced technologies which create a lot of options for distributing bandwidth efficiently and serving a broad range of vertical markets.”

~ Nitin DHAWAN
Chief Executive Officer, Belgium Satellite Services

“With a solid base of current customers and existing capabilities, BSS is strongly positioned to grow in key global markets. We are eager to develop our partnership with them to help enhance their current offerings and target promising new opportunities.”

Regional Sales Vice President, Europe, iDirect


Belgium Satellite Services S.A (BSS) was formed with the acquisition of Belgacom Satellite services division by a leading Telecom and IT Transnational Entity headquartered in India, ORG Informatics Ltd (listed on the Mumbai Stock Exchange). BSS S.A is part of the elite group which provides satellite services worldwide. BSS is a leading provider of satellite services, including Hub based solutions, Voice Termination, GSM/CDMA backhauling solutions, Teleport Hosting Services (including IOT/TCR applications), Broadcasting Solutions like HB/EB-9A etc. With this BSS offers their customers a strategic partner in the use of satellite networks by providing tailor-made, high-quality solutions at a competitive price. For these advanced satellite service operations BSS relies on two state-of-the-art teleport infrastructures in Belgium, accommodating an impressive array of class A antennas, up to 32 m in diameter. Please visit:

iDirect, a subsidiary of VT Systems, is transforming the way the world gets and stays connected. The company’s satellite-based IP communications technology enables constant connectivity for voice, video and data applications in diverse and challenging environments. These include extending private networks to remote offices; supporting mobile connectivity across land, sea and air; providing rural telephony and Internet broadband; and maintaining communications in the wake of disasters and network failures. The iDirect Intelligent Platform™ integrates advanced technology into iDirect’s portfolio of hubs, routers and network management software to address the growing complexity of deploying and managing global IP networks. With more than 13 years of global satellite communications experience, iDirect serves customers in 50 countries through a diverse network of channel partners, including some of the largest satellite providers, operators and carriers in the world and seven of the World Teleport Association’s Global Top Ten. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, iDirect has offices in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Please visit

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Gaurav Soni
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Belgium Satellite Services S.A
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