ST Engineering iDirect to lead mobile backhaul network expansion across Brazil

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Satellite communications provider, ST Engineering iDirect, has been selected by a Tier 1 MNO in Latin America to extend the ground infrastructure for its upcoming satellite.

Slated for launch in late 2021, the new satellite network expansion will deliver 3G, 4G and corporate internet services across Brazil, with the potential to expand into other regions.

The collaboration builds upon the long-term relationship between ST Engineering iDirect and the unnamed MNO, as well as its existing network which is powered by the Dialog platform. The multiservice platform allows the MNO to access a wide range of markets, effectively manage operational and capital costs.

It also allows cellular backhaul and corporate internet offerings to be combined into one platform, enabling the ability to expand into other areas and applications as opportunities arise.

“The high performance of both platform and modem is at the very heart of this network, enabling our customer to mix different traffic profiles into a single network in an elegant way,” said Bart Van Utterbeeck, general manager of Latin America at ST Engineering iDirect.

“We have built a strong relationship with our customer and are delighted with the opportunity to grow this network to further enable their success. Moreover, this network expansion will increase our active Ka-band remotes in Latin America, adding to the four large Ka-band customer networks that are already operational and enriching connectivity with high throughput services, enabling our customers to do more in a cost-effective way.”

Dialog combined with different tiers of modems including the MDM5010, a field-proven, very high throughput modem with next-gen packets per second processing capabilities, and the new MDM2510 and MDM2010 modems for the corporate and small office home office markets.

The network will also utilise the Mx-DMA waveform technology which combines the benefits of MF-TDMA and the spectrum efficiency of SCPC into a single dynamic return technology that is suited to a plethora of applications.