Sunday, September 16, 2007

Kuwait's Gulfsat Purchases NOC from Hughes

Gulfsat Communications Company (Gulfsat), a leading satellite service and solutions provider in the Middle East and North Africa, has purchased an HN System Network Operations Center (NOC) from Hughes Network Systems. The NOC was installed at the Globecomm Systems, Inc. (GSI) teleport in Hauppauge, New York where it will be used to provide a new broadband residential Internet access service, "Shownet Two-Way Service," that Gulfsat is launching in the Gulf region in the 4th quarter of 2007.

The HN platform employs the most efficient implementation of the DVB-S2 industry standard including Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM), and is fully compliant with IPoS (IP over Satellite), the first global satellite industry standard approved by TIA in North America, and ETSI and ITU in Europe.