MSTelcom, a telecommunications company based in Angola is providing connectivity to rural Angola and has successfully deployed a large network across the country, supported by ST Engineering iDirect’s Evolution platform.
The deployment was surprisingly quick, thanks to the Integrasys VSAT Auto-Commissioning tool, Satmotion Pocket, which enhances the delivery, commissioning and maintenance of VSAT services, while also minimizing Operating Expenses (OPEX), time to market and interference. The combination between the iDirect Evolution platform and Satmotion Pocket made the deployment easier and a more accurate process with a high-quality result.
MSTelcom is a company that is fully committed to African market needs — they also use Alusat, the VSAT Network Maintenance System, developed by Integrasys. This technology solution perfectly meets MSTelcom requirements, as they need to be efficient managing their remote sites and their SLAs. Alusat enables the possibility of maintaining VSAT remotely without visiting the installations and assuring an accurate performance over the time.
The smart satellite network tool provider Integrasys works side by side with leading companies within the telecommunications and satellite industry, such as ST Engineering iDirect and MSTelcom, which are two benchmark companies in their respective businesses.
Agostinho Kimpa Mungongo Kusseiala, Satellite Deputy Team Leader from MSTelcom, said, ‘’It was a pleasure working with Integrasys on having this great solution in our network. We think that from now our goals will be achievable as expected and in record time. Among other achievements we expect to continue to meet our SLAs Reduce remote activation time, conduct faster performance site measurements, reduce international calls (to satellite space segment providers) for support and significantly reduce OPEX (due to less remotes site visits) For us, working with Integrasys is expected to be a partnership rather than a client-supplier relationship. Working together proved to be a great experience.”
Hannes Hattingh, Sales Director Africa, ST Engineering iDirect, said, “The iDirect Evolution platform is designed to work with third party systems that support and enable faster, accurate and cost-effective deployment of remotes. Satmotion Pocket is optimized for use on Evolution and streamlines the commissioning process, enabling installers to autonomously line-up antennas and eliminating the need for hub-side coordination and back-channel communications. Post installation, the Alusat system enables MSTelcom to centrally monitor all their VSATs to ensure optimal performance.”