Globecomm Systems, a US-based provider of satellite-based communications infrastructure solutions and services, has received a contract from Ivory Cost-based Atlantique Telecom to develop a VSAT network connecting seven GSM mobile networks in seven central African countries.
Under the agreement Globecomm will design, integrate and deploy systems at the Atlantique Telecom main hub facility in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, at remote network nodes in Niger, Togo, Burkina Faso, Benin, Gabon and the Central African Republic and at Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications’ primary gateway at Sharjah, UAE.
According to Globecomm, the turnkey solution is based on the very latest VSAT satellite technology in a complex star-meshed network to provide optimized voice and data trunking.
In addition to systems design, integration and installation, Globecomm will design, recommend and manage C-band transponder capacity on the Thuraya D2 satellite on behalf of Atlantique Telecom.
Globecomm provides end-to-end satellite-based communication products and services by leveraging its satellite ground segment systems and network capabilities. The products and services Globecomm offers include pre-engineered systems, systems design and integration services, network services and life cycle support services. The company’s customers include communications service providers, commercial enterprises, broadcast and other media and content providers and government and government-related entities.
Based in Hauppauge, New York, Globecomm also maintains offices in Washington, DC, Maryland, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan.