Spacenet Inc., has introduced its new Emergency Communications Service (ECS). The new service offering is designed to provide a more cost-effective and flexible satellite telecoms continuity solution, leveraging an always on pay-as-you-use service plan with dedicated satellite bandwidth for readily available and reliable emergency communications.
Because satellite technology can be deployed virtually anywhere and does not depend on local network infrastructure, it has played a large part in the re-establishment of data and voice communications networks during severe weather conditions. ECS helps eliminate the risks of network outages during hurricane season.
"Spacenet's ECS offering was designed to provide a more cost-effective and reliable satellite communications solution for emergency situations," said Spacenet vice president of Government Services Mike Mazza. "The Spacenet ECS solution is drastically different than most of the existing part time services available today. Most of these services are based on a highly oversubscribed and shared bandwidth model, which can result in poor service quality, especially during emergency situations when multiple users need access. The ECS service, on the other hand, includes dedicated bandwidth and service level agreements to ensure a high-quality and reliable solution at a low cost. With ECS, customers pay a low monthly standby fee and then only pay for service when or if they actually need it, and more importantly, the service is available when they really need it."
The ECS service is powered by the field-proven SkyEdge II VSAT technology. The VSAT router is integrated with mobile auto-deploy antenna systems and can be easily installed on mobile command vehicles and trailers, or at standard fixed locations. ECS features include a range of service packages with multi-megabit speeds; dedicated bandwidth during deployment; daily or weekly usage service plans; full support for converged data, voice and video applications; and 24 x 7 US based premium customer support.
•Date: 24th June 2010 • Region: US •Type: Article •Topic: Telecoms continuity
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