»Tangerine and UHP Networks Bring Cutting-Edge VSAT Services over Intelsat EpicNG HTS to Mexico


SEP 9, 2016

For Immediate Release

Contact: communications@uhp.net


Palo Alto, California and Montreal, Quebec, September 9, 2016 – Tangerine and UHP Networks have completed roll-out of an advanced VSAT network servicing the needs of broadband customers in North America. The network operates over the Intelsat EpicNG® platform and uses the latest high throughput satellite (HTS)-ready VSAT technology from UHP Networks. The first phase comprises almost 200 stations delivering broadband services to middle schools and high schools, and more terminals will be installed in the coming months. 

Alonso Macias, COO of Tangerine Electronics, said: “Tangerine has been at the forefront of satellite networking in the US and Mexico since 2012. This network, with its unprecedented performance, is an important milestone in the development of the VSAT industry in Mexico. Intelsat EpicNG has made Ku-band HTS a reality. The unique coverage characteristics of Intelsat 29e, combined with breakthrough VSAT technology from UHP Networks, ensure superior bandwidth efficiency and network availability. We are particularly pleased to partner with UHP Networks, an industry leader in advanced VSAT technology. We have installed a redundant VSAT hub based on the high-performance UHP-200 platform achieving spectrum efficiency in excess of 4 bits/Hz. Our network benefits from 32APSK, 5% spectral roll off, and the highest TDMA efficiency and QoS.” 

“Tangerine Electronics and UHP Networks were among the first companies to see the potential of the Intelsat EpicNG platform and the performance it delivers,” said Mark Rasmussen, Vice President, Americas Sales, Intelsat. “The roll-out of this VSAT network, one of the first on our Intelsat 29e satellite, clearly demonstrates that the design of our next-generation platform makes it simple for operators to integrate HTS solutions into their network and quickly deliver improved services to end users. Due to our open-architecture, backward-compatible approach, Intelsat 29e can deliver this level of enhanced performance for network operators serving multiple applications throughout the Americas.”

Vagan Shakhgildian, CEO of UHP Networks, added: “Tangerine Electronics, as a forward-thinking operator, was among the first to deploy the latest generation of high-density UHP-HTS hubs in the region. This network is a good example of how state-of-the-art satellite and ground segment technologies work together to create superior value to the end user.”


About UHP Networks Inc.

UHP Networks Inc. (member of Romantis Group) is engaged in development, manufacturing and marketing of satellite networking equipment. Its core products include UHP (for “Universal Hardware Platform”) universal satellite routers and advanced Network Management System. UHP is the industry’s first fully software-defined, high-throughput VSAT router, which can be used in a network of any size and any topology either as remote or a building block of a VSAT hub. UHP-powered solutions are efficient and reliable, with industry-best total cost of ownership. These solutions have been deployed in over 170 networks by broadcasters, Tier 1 telecom service providers, and government agencies. For more information visit www.uhp.net.


About Tangerine Electronics, Inc.

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Tangerine Electronics is a internet provider since 2008 with offices located in Palo Alto, CA and Mexico City, Tangerine offers internet services using microwaves and satellite links. Tangerine specializes in the private and public sectors deploying voice, data and video solutions for his clients. Since 2008 Tangerine has been top leader on the telecommunications market offering services for government agencies and private companies. Tangerine has a teleport located in Mexico City equipped with UHP technology to offer internet and corporate data services with more than 300 satellite and microwave links within Mexican soil. For more information visit www.tangerineelectronics.com.


About Intelsat

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) operates the world’s first Globalized Network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. Intelsat’s Globalized Network combines the world’s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure, managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network services. Thousands of organizations serving billions of people worldwide rely on Intelsat to provide ubiquitous broadband connectivity, multi-format video broadcasting, secure satellite communications and seamless mobility services. The end result is an entirely new world, one that allows us to envision the impossible, connect without boundaries and transform the ways in which we live. For more information, visit www.intelsat.com.

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