XipLink and STE/iDirect team to improve subscriber QoE and network performance in maritime
XipLink, Inc., the technology leader in Wireless Link Optimization, is pleased to announce a successful collaboration with Telenor Satellite that has further enhanced their Anker Managed Service offering. The Anker Managed Service, delivered over an iDirect Technologies Velocity platform, provides Ka connectivity over the THOR 7 satellite to clients requiring higher bandwidth capacity and always-on connectivity in the maritime mobility sector.
“Both Telenor Satellite and iDirect Technologies were very clear in communicating what was required of XipLink and our role in complementing the Anker service”, said XipLink’s CEO Jack Waters. “Specifically, XipLink’s Wireless Link Optimization capabilities increases the end customer’s quality of experience through enhanced speed and reliability while also improving the economics/affordability of the Anker service connections. We are pleased that we have met these objectives and will continue to accept input from our partners and their end customers on how XipLink will add further network performance values.” Waters stated further that “working closely with the many functional groups within Telenor Satellite and iDirect was necessary to bring this service to market. We have come to be treated as part of the team and appreciate the professionalism extended to us.”
“The largest benefit of this service is the substantially improved Quality of Experience when accessing the internet,
both by the crew and passengers”, said Jan Hetland, Director of Data Services division at Telenor Satellite. “Drawing on our 14 years of partnership with iDirect and combining this with Xiplink’s unique WAN optimization capabilities allows us to serve the most demanding customers out there. The Xiplink WAN optimizer solution provides a greatly improved Quality of Experience for high-bandwidth vessels and offshore installations carrying large numbers of passengers and/or crew”, he added.
“As a long-standing partner of Xiplink and Telenor Satellite, we have a very collaborative relationship and this is reflected in the boost in performance that we have seen in the Anker Managed Service,” said Jerome Clapisson, Regional Vice President of Sales at ST Engineering iDirect. “We were pleased to involve Xiplink in this project, and our combined expertise and heritage in the maritime sector has allowed us to create an enhanced connectivity experience for all on board, both from the passenger and operational perspectives.”
More specifically, XipLink addresses several challenges of the satellite mobility market to include large number of users generating a high number of concurrent TCP sessions and the performance effects of high latency on transport protocols associated with GEO based satellite transport solutions. XipLink’s “XipOS” software is also perfectly positioned to offer hybrid connections of GEO, NGEO, Cellular, Terrestrial Wireless and Wireline connections to further extend bandwidth capacities while providing session persistence for ever higher uptime requirements.
About Telenor Satellite
Telenor Satellite is a major European satellite provider delivering premium broadcast and data communication services to the broadcast, maritime, and oil and gas vertical markets in the European, Middle East and North African (EMEA) markets. Telenor Satellite utilizes a hybrid network that comprises of our 1° West satellite fleet, teleports and a terrestrial fiber network. We provide reliable communications in remote locations on land and at sea, keeping our customers connected via satellite. Telenor Satellite is headquartered at Telenor Group offices in Fornebu, Oslo and our teleport is located in Nittedal, Norway. The company is 100% owned by Telenor Group Holdings AS, a holding company of Telenor Group.
About XipLink, Inc.
XipLink is the leading independent global technology provider for wireless link optimization using standards-based SCPS protocol acceleration, streaming data compression and Internet optimizations to deliver a better wireless experience over stressed communication links. XipLink is a privately-owned company with headquarters in Montreal, Quebec (Canada), integration facilities in Ashburn, Virginia (USA) and field personnel worldwide.
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