Avanti Communications, a broadband satellite operator, has signed a contract to install its business internet continuity product for NetworkFlow, a provider of high-bandwidth connectivity services.
According to Avanti, its business internet continuity (BIC) product uses a modified satellite broadband installation to provide disaster recovery data services which can restore a failed terrestrial internet circuit.
Additionally, IP addresses, such as those used to identify web sites and email servers are also instantly preserved to enable these key applications to keep working.
Avanti has said that the product requires a highly technical interface with the ISP providing the terrestrial internet circuit. The BIC product is expected to be promoted to all of NetworkFlow’s internet customers and jointly to new customers.
David Williams, CEO of Avanti, said: The global patent protection on this product means that Avanti may be able to open a new line of licensing revenue. But at minimum, within its European footprint, Avanti can now consider 100% of businesses as potential customers with the BIC product, not just those outside big cities. As a result of recent legislation, all corporate and institutional organizations are required by law to consider their disaster recovery plans.