September 4, 2018
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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 Technologies 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.”


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

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

Internet Solutions (IS) is an Internet services provider to public and private sector organizations and has been providing innovative end-to-end solutions and related services for more than 20 years. At the forefront of Internet Protocol-based technologies, IS builds solutions and services tailored to the increasingly complex demands of organizations across the enterprise, public sector, global carrier and growing small-to-medium business sectors.

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Dimension Data Group and part of NTT, IS leverages its infrastructure and global footprint to support organizations with the rapid deployment of emerging technologies.

Headquartered in South Africa, IS has operating offices in Mozambique, Uganda, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria, as well as sales offices in the UK, U.S., and Singapore. IS has six international Points of Presence (PoPs) in New York, London (2), Germany, Hong Kong, and Singapore, and 65 PoPs across the African continent. The company has over 12,000 square meters of data center space across Africa and is the largest provider of alternate last mile services in South Africa. More information at

Media contacts:

Julie Bettinger
Vice President, Corporate Marketing
VT iDirect
Phone: (1) 703 648 8155

Christine Hicks
Manager, Corporate Communications
VT Systems
Phone: (1) 703.739.2610