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New Skies launches second DVB platform for the Indian sub-continent

21-March-2001
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New Skies launches second DVB platform for the Indian sub-continent

New Skies Satellites had launched a second Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) platform for the Indian sub-continent due to strong demand in the region. DVB platform is used for carrying Internet traffic. The company to implement a third platform later this year.

New Skies' suite of Internet bundled service offering, trademarked IPsysSM, creates a direct connection from the Internet backbone to an ISP's local service point using a high-speed DVB or Single Channel per Carrier connections. Multi-homing satellite links enable ISPs to offer their customers one-hop connections from the global Internet backbone, thus reducing latency and IP packet loss. The IPsysSM service makes use of direct peering with Tier 1 Internet backbone providers for more direct and thus more robust connections.

New Skies at present provides over 500 Mbps of Internet connectivity directly to ISP customers around the world through five DVB platforms and SCPC carrier services covering India, South and East Africa, Central Africa, Asia and Latin America.

New Skies had opened its office in Delhi in November 2000 anticipating a growing demand for interactive broadband multimedia communications in the Indian region.

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