Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Gilat to Provide SkyEdge II Network to Nigerian Banks

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd has announced that its long-time customer, DCC Satellite & Networks Ltd., is deploying a SkyEdge II network to serve hundreds of Nigerian financial institutions. DCC is already serving hundreds of Nigerian corporations through its existing SkyEdge network. 

DCC chose Gilat's SkyEdge II network to provide enhanced voice and data networking services between branches, while meeting the strict requirements of the banking industry. A major requirement for this sector is security, including encryption and firewall applications. Other requirements include: high-speed connectivity to allow high throughput for file transfer; voice quality for telephony; reliability and high availability including satellite redundancy; advanced Quality of Service (QoS) to prioritize application data traffic; and unified networks for multiple branches. 

DCC Managing Director Philip Obioha said, "Gilat has enabled us to significantly enhance our communications offering to the Nigerian banking sector. With SkyEdge and SkyEdge II, we can exceed the demands of Nigerian banks, thereby helping support Nigeria's economic growth and prosperity." 

Gilat's regional vice president, Africa Nir Korman said, "Gilat's SkyEdge II is an excellent solution for the banking sector. With its high efficiency and full adaptivity, SkyEdge II gets the most out of the satellite link while providing a high-performance, reliable solution to DCC's customers. The system's scalability will allow DCC to add more advanced services in the future, such as video conferencing, digital signage on automatic teller machines, and mobile banking." 

SkyEdge II is a standards-based system using DVB-S2 and DVB-RCS. With better efficiencies and full adaptivity for both the inbound and outbound channels, it provides higher performance that serves the growing requirements of end-users. SkyEdge II enables the delivery of high-quality voice, broadband data and video services for diverse environments including enterprises, rural networks, cellular backhaul and government network applications. 

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