Telefonica Del Peru Deploys iDirect Evolution Platform To Extend Enterprise Service Offerings

Telecommunications operator leverages iDirect platform and iDX 3.1 software to deliver reliable enterprise VSAT service

Herndon, Va., September 25, 2012 – VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that Telefonica del Peru, a subsidiary of Telefonica Latinoamerica, one of Latin America's largest telecommunications operators, has launched a new VSAT service based on the iDirect Evolution platform. Telefonica del Peru purchased two iDirect Universal 15000 Series satellite hubs and more than 1,000 Evolution X1 and X3 remotes, all running on iDirect’s iDX 3.1 software, to support growth in the banking, oil & gas, and government sectors. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

With iDirect technology, Telefonica del Peru can easily integrate its existing MPLS networks with its new VSAT networks, enabling the company to offer customers a seamless end-to-end networking solution for all of their remote locations. This is particularly valuable for the banking industry, where customers need to connect remote branches and ATMs to corporate headquarters. Telefonica del Peru’s iDirect network also supports video conferencing and VoIP, allowing customers to use these latency-sensitive applications more efficiently and with lower operating costs.

iDirect’s iDX 3.1 software gives Telefonica del Peru a more affordable, efficient, and highly scalable solution for extending its network. The Group Quality of Service (GQoS) features of IDX 3.1 allow Telefonica del Peru to reduce the OPEX of managing a large-scale network by lowering the amount of bandwidth needed to keep idle or dormant remotes in network. A new licensing option for the Evolution XLC-M Line Card, which allows the XLC-M to support up to 16 narrowband return channels, also helps Telefonica del Peru lower CAPEX by significantly increasing hub scalability and reducing the cost per remote site.

“As we expanded our services to meet the growing demands of our customers, which include the 2000 largest enterprises in Peru, we were looking for a satellite solution that offered a high-degree of reliability and efficiency. iDirect’s superior VSAT technology is ideal, because it allows us to extend our MPLS services at a reasonable cost without sacrificing the quality of service that our customers expect.”

~Martin CABELLOS
Satellite Product Manager, Telefonica del Peru

“Just as iDirect’s VSAT networks integrate seamlessly with Telefonica’s existing terrestrial networks, the strengths of the Evolution platform mesh seamlessly with Telefonica del Peru’s expansion plans. As Telefonica seeks to grow in the dynamic South American market, iDirect provides a highly scalable solution that is also cost-effective and can guarantee an accelerated ROI.”

~ Rob KILROY
Regional Vice President, Sales, Americas, iDirect

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Telefónica Latinoamérica is a wholly owned subsidiary of Spanish-based Telefónica. It offers mobile and fixed-line services in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay,Venezuela and the United States. For more information, visit www.telefonica.com.

iDirect, a subsidiary of VT Systems, is a global leader in IP-based satellite communications providing technology that enables our 350+ partners to optimize their networks, differentiate and expand their businesses. The iDirect Intelligent Platform™ allows our partners to run their entire business operations more efficiently via a single, unified IP-based satellite architecture, whether it’s providing core IP applications to the enterprise or specialized services to any number of diverse vertical markets. iDirect is the #1 name in global satellite communications in key industries including maritime, military/government, and oil and gas, with a 62% hub market share and more than a quarter million remotes installed worldwide. In 2007, iDirect Government Technologies (iGT) was formed to drive adoption of its IP-based solutions in the U.S. government market. In 2008, iDirect Asia Pte Ltd was established in Singapore to enhance its value-add and responsiveness to customers in the Asia Pacific region. For more information please visit www.idirect.net.

VT Systems is an engineering company providing integrated solutions to the commercial and government markets in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. VT Systems’ innovative solutions, products and services include aircraft maintenance, repair and modification; software solutions in training and simulation; satellite-based IP communications technology; network solutions that integrate data, voice and video; rugged computers and computer peripheral equipment; specialized truck bodies and trailers; weapons and munitions systems; road construction equipment; and ship design and shipbuilding. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., VT Systems operates globally and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Engineering. Please visit www.vt-systems.com.

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