October 23, 2008
Globecomm Systems Awarded Contract From Atlantique Telecom
Globecomm Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: GCOM), a leading provider of satellite-based communications infrastructure solutions and services on a global basis, announced today that the Company has received a contract from 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. The VSAT network will provide cost-effective voice and data traffic routing, and will support the growth of Atlantique Telecom's subscriber base in one of the world's fastest growing mobile markets.
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. Globecomm's unique Satcell solution enables high quality of service while minimizing satellite bandwidth requirements and reducing overall operating costs for Atlantique Telecom. 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.
About Globecomm Systems
Globecomm Systems Inc. provides end-to-end value-added satellite-based communication products, services and solutions by leveraging its core satellite ground segment systems and network capabilities, with its satellite communication services capabilities. The products and services Globecomm offers include pre-engineered systems, systems design and integration services, managed network services and life cycle support services. Globecomm'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 Systems also maintains offices in Washington, DC, Maryland, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan.
About Atlantique Telecom
Based in Abidjan, Ivory Cost, Atlantique Telecom is majority-owned by Etisalat, the telecommunications carrier of the United Arab Emirates, and is also an authorized distributor for Thuraya satellite phones in its service area. Atlantique Telecom has over 4 million subscribers in seven countries.
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