Global Technology accelerates access to broadband in the Republic of Guyana with Eutelsat IP Easy service
IP Easy continues roll-out in South America and West Indies
Georgetown, Paris, 2 September 2014 – Global Technology today announced it has selected the IP Easy satellite broadband service provided by Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) to accelerate access to broadband across the Republic of Guyana. Eutelsat operates IP Easy in the region using the high performance EUTELSAT 8 West A satellite.
An installation on the Guyana Defence Force military base in the New River Triangle
Through its licensed telecommunications provider, iNet Communications, Global Technology is now offering Internet connectivity with download speeds ranging from 512 Kbps to 10 Mbps.
iNet Communications has already deployed IP Easy for a number of key users, including in government, defence and mining as well as small businesses and residential consumers. The Guyana Defence Force military bases have confirmed an order for terminals to be installed at four major remote locations in the Amazon Jungle – connecting them to the main base in order to provide Internet access for the first time to soldiers in remote locations in the Amazonian jungle. The first installation was successfully completed at the New River Triangle base, with the remaining installations to be shortly completed. A number of mining camps in the Amazon Rainforest have also been equipped with IP Easy.
The IP Easy service provided by Eutelsat uses Newtec’s Sat3Play® VSAT Broadband Platform including its broadband hub, MDM2200 IP satellite modems, antennas and interactive LNBs. The service is ideal for customers operating in locations where satellite is the only route to connectivity and, despite heavy rainfall in the region served by Global Technology, has experienced no disruptions.
George Melville, CEO of The Global Technology Group, said: “The agreement announced today with Eutelsat equips us to contribute to bridging the digital divide in Guyana. Thanks to EUTELSAT 8 West A’s unique capabilities, we are really proud of being the only telecommunications provider offering the fastest broadband speeds in Guyana.”
Michel Azibert, Eutelsat’s Chief Commercial and Development Officer, added: “Global Technology’s choice of IP Easy, which follows the path chosen last year by Caribsat in the French West Indies and French Guiana, demonstrates EUTELSAT 8 West A’s prime positioning over the region and the alignment of the service with user requirements. We are delighted to share our expertise with iNet Communications and to lift the obstacles to quality Internet experience faced by users beyond terrestrial broadband.”
The Global Technology Group is a privately held technology solutions provider that is the combination of three companies: iNet Communications (acquired in 2013), Global Technology Inc. and Global Services Inc. iNet communications is a licensed telecommunications provider in Guyana, specializing in designing, installing and actively managing large data networking solutions for government agencies. iNet has recently started to offer similar networking solutions to corporations. Global Technology hardware sales division is currently Apple’s only authorized reseller in Guyana. Global Services maintains all of the government and corporate networks that the group is responsible for.
George Melville, CEO: +592-603-5433, george@GTechWeb.com
About Eutelsat Communications
Established in 1977, Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is one of the world’s leading and most experienced operators of communications satellites. The company provides capacity on 37 satellites to clients that include broadcasters and broadcasting associations, pay-TV operators, video, data and Internet service providers, enterprises and government agencies. Eutelsat’s satellites provide ubiquitous coverage of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas, enabling video, data, broadband and government communications to be established irrespective of a user’s location. Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe, Eutelsat represents a workforce of 1,000 men and women from 32 countries who are experts in their fields and work with clients to deliver the highest quality of service.
For more about Eutelsat please visit www.eutelsat.com