German specialist provider of telecommunications and broadcast solutions, atrexx Ltd. & Co. KG, has confirmed that it will be offering satellite-based communications services, via the Eutelsat EUROBIRD™ 4A satellite, to the Iraq region. The company is responding to the deteriorating security situation in Iraq, which has led to the delay of the withdrawal of U.S. troops and thus to continued strong demand for communications services - including for security forces and for soldiers who want to stay in touch with friends and family back home.
Miriam Zude, Key Account Manager at atrexx commented: “Although the decision is to withdraw the bulk of the allied forces from Iraq, it appears that the implementation of this project is delayed due to the recent deteriorating security situation. U.S. troops are still stationed in the region and help maintain stability in the country".
Mr. Dawood of Ruaby Al-Andalos, atrexx’ agent in Baghdad, Iraq, explained: “atrexx have enabled us to provide critical communications for various projects in Iraq. The technical support that we receive from the atrexx team is outstanding. They have helped us to offer access to a range of communications services that facilitate the valuable work that the government and U.S. troops are doing here.”
atrexx’ 2way2sat services will be delivered via the re-positioned EUROBIRD™ 4A satellite located at 4 degrees East that provides a wide beam coverage encompassing Europe, the Atlantic Islands, North Africa, and the Middle East.
The key to the 2way2sat services is the new iDirect Evolution platform. It includes the next generation X3 satellite routers, equipped with DVB-S2 standard. The Evolution X3 technology delivers up to 30% improved bandwidth efficiency compared to the DVB-S system. The additional use of Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) provides a gain of bandwidth efficiency of up to 50%. Both features allow for a range of IP applications, including Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Voice over IP (VoIP) telephony and videoconferencing. Applications such as corporate networks, point-of-sale, SCADA, telemetry and multimedia streaming are also supported with ease. The new technology is cost effective and provides optimized applications, even under difficult weather conditions at the uplink station in Europe.
“atrexx is proud to assist the Iraqi Administration and the foreign troops still deployed in the country with important communication links. Our solution based on the extended satellite coverage and the latest technology helps to reduce bandwidth costs significantly", Ms Zude added. "Although the security focus has shifted somewhat away from this region, communications for Iraq are as important as ever."