Luxembourg, 19 September 2017
Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, and UHP Networks today announced a new service powered by Intelsat EpicNG. UHP Networks is introducing RUN, a FaaS broadband data solution optimized to take advantage of the maximum efficiency provided by the award-winning Intelsat EpicNG high-throughput fleet.
RUN is an in-country VSAT service with a cloud-based network management system. Working together, UHP and Intelsat are uniquely positioned to deliver this high-efficiency solution to enterprises, telcos and government users that require a flexible, high-performance infrastructure. RUN uses UHP’s low-capex, universal routers to provide an easy-to-operate platform that initially will be available in Africa, the Middle East, and Central and South Asia.
“RUN is designed to lower the barrier of entry for deploying high-throughput, in-county VSAT services,” said Vagan Shakhgildian, President and CEO of UHP Networks. “Combining Intelsat EpicNG’s improved performance with UHP’s unique, software-definable VSAT platform addresses the initial cost for private network hardware and makes the service easier to manage. This enables service providers to cost-effectively deploy solutions to support both existing and emerging applications."
“By powering the UHP RUN service, customers will be able to leverage the Intelsat EpicNG platform and local infrastructure to enable more traffic to cost-effectively originate and land in-country,” said Jean-Philippe Gillet, Vice President and General Manager of Broadband for Intelsat. “This is another way in which Intelsat’s innovations are unlocking new and larger applications for our customers. Given our capabilities, we are uniquely positioned to deliver solutions that create value for our customers and deliver connectivity to areas that previously did not have access to broadband services."
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.
About UHP Networks
UHP Networks Inc., part of Romantis Group, is engaged in development, manufacturing and marketing of satellite networking equipment. Its core products include UHP 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 200 networks by broadcasters, Tier 1 telecom service providers, and government agencies. For more information visit www.uhp.net.