Satcom Direct Strengthens Global Infrastructure

 - May 5, 2021, 10:58 AM
A Comsat teleport, part of Satcom Direct's terrestrial infrastructure. (Photo: Satcom Direct)

Melbourne, Florida-based Satcom Direct has expanded its terrestrial network with enhanced individual Points of Presence (PoPs) and network upgrades that help it support customers’ growing need for connectivity. The network enhancements include more connectivity options, thanks to expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. Satcom Direct also upgraded antennas at its Comsat teleports, the company said, adding capacity throughout its network.

As a result of the terrestrial network improvements, Satcom Direct said that as an internet service provider it can provide more flexibility to business aviation, military, and government customers. With cybersecurity a critical element for connectivity, Comsat and Satcom Direct’s Tier III-rated, ISO 27001-certified SD Data Center in Melbourne work together “to support delivery of a suite of cybersecurity solutions which maintain customer data integrity.” Satcom Direct customers can use the terrestrial network to safely access cloud services and cloud service providers, the company added, “and SD Data Center customers can use the teleports as a bridge for both legacy and new network technologies.”

“For our customers, who are often operating in mission-critical environments, resilient high-speed connectivity is essential, which is why we’ve made these investments,” said Satcom Direct founder and CEO Jim Jensen. “With the latest upgrades, we are delivering enhanced services, applying value-added functionality through accelerated data transmission, enriching our network management, and most importantly keeping our customer data secure.”