September 4, 2018

Internet Solutions Launches First iDirect DVB-S2X Network in Africa

Network live across more than 300 sites with iDirect iQ Desktop remote.

Herndon, Va., Sept. 4, 2018 – VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of Vision internet solutions final sat.2Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that Internet Solutions, a leading Pan-African telecommunications services provider, has launched the first iDirect DVB-S2X network in Africa, which is currently live across more than 300 sites in Nigeria. The network will allow Internet Solutions to expand into new markets, such as finance and energy, delivering greater satellite throughput efficiencies to its customers. Companies will benefit from cost efficiencies as they expand their network sites, presenting more opportunities for smaller companies to enter the market.

Launched using an iDirect Universal Hub chassis and the iQ Desktop remote, the DVB-S2X network gives Internet Solutions a significant competitive advantage in the region as demands from the Africa market are growing. Internet Solutions will be equipped to expand in established markets, while opening new vertical markets through significant efficiency gains.

“We pride ourselves on being market leaders in Nigeria and continuously strive to provide our clients with the latest technology and services, which is why we chose to install an iDirect DVB-S2X network,” said Richardt Dannhauser, Chief Operating Officer for Internet Solutions Nigeria. “We know that the reach of cheaper terrestrial connectivity increases in Nigeria daily, but these terrestrial networks are still prone to frequent and lengthy outages, which is why we invested in more efficient satellite solutions that are best suited for applications like backup, retail and ATMs, at a more competitive price. We look forward to expanding in our current and new markets and bringing connectivity across the region.”

“Congratulations to Internet Solutions for being the first to launch an iDirect DVB-S2X network in Africa,” said John Arnold, Senior Vice President of Global Sales, VT iDirect. “The timing is advantageous as the Africa market is growing and more enterprises and organizations are demanding higher performing and more efficient satellite networks to enable their operations.”