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January 18, 2010

ATCi Announces Joint Alliance with Solana HK
By Jai C.S.
TMCnet Contributor

At the Pacific Telecommunications Conference, held recently in Honolulu, Antenna Technology Communications Inc., a provider of commercial satellite communications systems, announced its new cooperation agreement with Solana HK, a telecommunications company in Hong Kong, to jointly offer affordable, industry broadband satellite and fiber services to underserved markets throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

The new partnership, as stated by the company, is aimed at bringing together the best of breed of ATCi’s (News - Alert) proprietary “Skyway to Highway” technology to Solana HK’s world class facilities that offer innovative anywhere-to-anywhere access.
Also, starting March 31, 2010, the voice, data and video IP services will be provided to numerous key government and commercial customers throughout the region.
“We are thrilled to reunite with John Madsen and his team at their new leading edge facility in Hong Kong,” said Gary Hatch, chief technology officer at ATCi.
“We believe that the Asia region has the most dynamic growth opportunity for voice video and data gateway applications,” Hatch added.
As per the terms of this agreement, ATCi will implement DVB S2 ACM-latest generation IP broadcast and signaling with up to 60% more efficiency than previous platforms. DVB-S2 is the latest emerging standard for Digital Video Broadcasting. Adaptive Coding and Modulation offers satellite providers to optimize quality of service and throughput. Less bandwidth utilization means lower operating expenses which is critical to an operator’s financial performance, clarified the company official.
ATCi’s packaged solution coupled with interlaced RF to digital IP optimizer technology will enable GSM operators to reduce their backhaul bandwidth requirements through proven network optimization and voice compression methods. 
“This is an exciting collaboration. ATCi’s technologies are extremely economical as compared to current broadband and backhaul networks, “said John Madsen, managing director, Solana HK. 
“We are extremely well positioned for growth in this area, the partnership is an excellent fit in that quality of service is a core ethic for both companies,” Madsen added.

Jai C.S. is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jai's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Erin Harrison


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