Com & Com Selects iDirect Evolution® To Power VSAT Service In Myanmar

Service provider targets growing enterprise, banking and government markets with Ku-band service

Herndon, Va., December 5, 2016 – VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology and a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that Com & Com has selected the iDirect Evolution platform to launch a new Ku-band satellite service in Myanmar. Com & Com is a joint venture between satellite service providers OSB Investment and Technology Joint Stock Company (OSB JSC) and Terabit Wave Company, Ltd. With the iDirect-based service, Com & Com will deliver high-speed satellite connectivity to organizations across Myanmar’s enterprise, banking and government sectors.

Myanmar is home to more than 60 million people, many of whom are located in rural and remote regions of the country. Couple this with the fact that few cities are connected to the fiber network, and you have an ideal case for using satellite connectivity in order to bridge the digital divide. Com & Com has set up an iDirect hub in the region to deliver high-quality voice and data services over Ku-band satellite, such as VoIP, VPN internet access, streaming media and data backup. For government agencies, the service will provide secure, private networking from any location, integrating agency operations.

“While Myanmar continues to become a fast-growing area of opportunity for voice and data connectivity, a majority of the country’s population remains out of reach of the core fiber network,” says Theingi Lin, Managing Director, Com & Com. “Satellite technology helps to extend that reach, and iDirect Evolution provides a level of efficiency and scalability that ensures our VSAT service can always grow to meet the dynamic needs of the market. Further, the iDirect platform strongly positions Com & Com for long-term growth with the ability to service a wide range of markets and minimize operational and capital costs.”

“Myanmar is a region on the cusp of strong economic growth, which must be fueled by making connectivity widely available and highly affordable across the country,” says Hong Son Nguyen, CEO, OSB JSC. “Satellite connectivity will provide core communications infrastructure to companies and government agencies across the nation. And companies like iDirect and Com & Com are making satellite as fast and reliable as traditional fiber or cellular service.”

“We are excited to extend our long-standing relationship with OSB Investment Technology as it launches a new Ku-band VSAT service in Myanmar as part of its joint-venture company Com & Com,” says John Arnold, Regional Vice President, Asia-Pacific, iDirect. “Through this service, the citizens of Myanmar will experience unprecedented levels of opportunity, and we believe that by using our iDirect Evolution platform, Com & Com can deliver the quality of service necessary to meet all expectations.”

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VT iDirect, a subsidiary of VT Systems, is a global leader in IP-based satellite communications providing technology and solutions that enable our partners worldwide to optimize their networks, differentiate their services and profitably expand their businesses. For more than 20 years, the VT iDirect organization has focused on meeting the economic and technology challenges across the satellite industry. Today, the product portfolio, branded under the name iDirect, sets new standards in performance and efficiency, making it possible to deliver voice, video and data connectivity anywhere in the world. VT iDirect is the world’s largest TDMA enterprise VSAT manufacturer and is the leader in key industries including mobility, military/government and cellular backhaul. In 2007, iDirect Government was formed to better serve the U.S. government and defense communities. 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.  

Com & Com, founded in 20 November 2014 in Yangon, is a joint venture company, between Terabit Wave (Myanmar) and OSB JSC (Vietnam). We heighten awareness of and high confidence that telecommunication and mass media plays an important role of social and business development telecommunication. Since its inception, our awareness and trust is that information and communication technology play the important role for the development of society and business. Com & Com is a goal-oriented the areas of related activities such as telecommunications, satellite and e-commerce. Along with the tempestuous development in the field of information technology and mass media around the world and Myanmar at present, the founders who are having in management and expertise in professional experience, responsibility and enthusiasm have provided a solid foundation for Com & Com which will be stable growth in future. Com & Com’s vision is the VSAT strives to make Myanmar people and organization a better place.

OSB Investment and Technology Joint Stock Company (OSB JSC) operates in the key areas of satellite and wireless communication, information technology and investment. The founder’s professional experience in management expertise, responsibility and enthusiasm as well as various co-operations from domestic and international partners, have provided a steady ground for OSB’s future stable development. Guided by “win-win” strategy, the company always pursues customers, partners’ benefits and considers them the measure of its long-term success. Hence, potential Opportunities (O) are always properly evaluated so as to find appropriate Solutions (S) and goal achieve success in Business (B). OSB’s vision is to become a leading, prestigious consultant and provider in term of satellite, wireless communication (OSB SAT&WIRELESS) and information technology (OSB IT), a trustworthy partner for foreign and local investors in Vietnam (OSB INVEST). Taking opportunities with steady steps and clear strategies, OSB staff is concerted to build and develop OSB to become a Vietnam leading brand name in the future.

Terabit Wave Company, Ltd. is a Myanmar-based systems integrator with extensive experience in the telecommunications and IT industries. Its team of professionals provides a range of high-quality products and services including implementation of telecom and IT networks and infrastructure, operations and maintenance.

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Kimberly Miles
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