Türksat selects ST Engineering iDirect for ground-based technology for its SATCOM system

Aug. 24, 2022
ST Engineering iDirect will provide multiple Dialog XIF hubs and 5,000 remotes.

HERNDON, Va., - Türksat, an Ankara, Turkey based regional satellite operator, needed ground systems to provide services to their customers. They found their solution from ST Engineering iDirect in Herndon, Va.

ST Engineering iDirect, satellite communications company, has signed a multi-million dollar contract with Türksat for the ground systems required to run a variety of services over the Türksat 5B satellite.

ST Engineering iDirect will provide multiple Dialog XIF hubs and 5,000 remotes, enabling Türksat to augment services to various markets including government, enterprise, mobility and cellular backhaul across 30 beams, which enables throughputs of over 1 Gbps for demanding applications.

The new installations enable Türksat to run its satellite networks more efficiently, easily and rapidly adapt their existing networks or build new ones through ST Engineering iDirect’s Network Management System (NMS) that allows services, capacity, terminals and beams to be scaled in an instant, fully automated and orchestrated way. Based on the latest DVB-S2X technology and Mx-DMA MRC technology, Türksat can also maximize the benefits of the powerful 5B HTS by leveraging the highest efficiencies and throughputs of the DVB-S2X waveform as well as optimize the return link with Mx-DMA MRC.

“The latest satellite of our fleet, Türksat 5B, will greatly increase our current coverage and bandwidth over Ka HTS,” said Selman Demirel, Vice President of Satellite Operations at Türksat. “This will enable Türksat to extend broadband services over many regions including Middle East, Africa, as well as major maritime and airtime routes. The partnership with ST Engineering iDirect in this expansion is very important for Türksat to provide seamless, cost-effective and flexible services to current and prospective customer needs in a very broad and rapidly improving market. The Dialog XIF Hub with flexibility, multi-service capability and scalability will be a key asset for Türksat for these active markets. Therefore, we truly appreciate this new contract to strengthen our strategic partnership.”

Launched in December 2021, the Türksat 5B satellite provides data communication and broadcasting services over a coverage area that reaches the Middle East, the Persian Gulf, the Red Sea, the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, North Africa, East Africa, South Africa and Nigeria. It also provides customized services to airlines and commercial ship operators around the world via its Ka-band beams. Commencement of the new services is expected in Q3 2022.

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