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Friday, January 28, 2011

Q-KON with VSAT technologies launch of the que-X satellite access service

Q-KON is an engineering house that offers end-to-end wireless and satellite networks and VOIP solutions that combine technology, engineering and innovation to create unique solutions for challenging requirements to unlock real business benefits for all.The main benefits to business include Internet connection that is optimised for the business market, eight usable public IP address included (more available upon request), VPN ready for corporate networks, customer IP network support available to ensure end-to-end performance and real-time engineering support ensured by Q-KON's experienced NOC and engineering teams.

With more than 200Mbps from 6 Teleports over seven satellites using five different VSAT technologies, combined with engineering expertise, Q-KON has repeatedly delivered innovative wireless and satellite solutions to meet the demanding business and user needs of the emerging African markets.Q-KON, a South African-based provider of turnkey solutions covering specialist areas of telecommunications and ICT, has announced the launch of the que-X satellite access service to the South Africa and Africa market.que-X is a Business Satellite Access Service that is optimised to provide a two-way communication circuit from an on-premise earth station at the customer remote site to a teleport facility in Midrand, South Africa.

The service is targeted at South African companies with remote branches, even those with one or two remote stations, who want to get reliable data and Internet connectivity without having to incur major infrastructure costs.que-X is a multidimensional satellite access platform defined as “Satellite4”. The platform incorporates four different satellite technology dimensions or elements to collectively offer the most flexible and advance service option to the market.

These elements are two VSAT hub architectures and two communication satellites. It also incorporates an iDirect star access solution, an advanced SkyWAN Xwarp platform, Ku-Band access using Hellas-Sat HS2 and C-Band access using Arabsat 5A. Hellas-Sat provides Ku-Band satellite communication services throughout southern Africa, and Arabsat is used to provide C-Band services throughout Africa.

From the teleport, the access circuit is connected to the customer's hosted equipment in the Tier 4 Data Centre or backhauled to the customer's SA premises via terrestrial links.Management at Q-KON is keen to alert the growing satellite communication and platform technology market space to the advantages of que-X.

The satellite-based systems of this service are not affected by cable theft and can be relocated if and when requirements change. The implementation time of satellite-based systems are much quicker than other solutions, and there is flexibility in terms of quickly upgrading bandwidth and contention ratios when demand exceeds the current service offered.

As part of its growth strategy going forward, Q-KON is highlighting the value component of this offering, which is reflected by a product pricing structure that includes e-mail and phone support, a one-year warranty on hardware and 12/24 months of bandwidth contracts.The company also provides for local VSAT Platform Engineers available for pre-sales support, telephone support and e-mail support. Also included is large stockholding of VSAT terminal equipment.

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SatCom Group Holdings Plc change change its name to One Horizon Plc - New growth strategy

World leading IT and telecommunications company, SatCom Group Holdings Plc announces its name change to One Horizon Group Plc. This change reflects the company’s new growth strategy and focus on the Horizon communications platform.

One Horizon Group Plc is a holding company with subsidiaries in the satellite communications and telecommunication sectors. The group offers a full range of mobile and fixed satellite products and has expanded into IP (Internet Protocol) based telephony systems through the launch of the Horizon product portfolio in 2010.

VSAT-HUB.Horizon represents an entirely new approach to communications, offering all the features and benefits of a VPN VoIP solution while minimising the use of data. Horizon features ultra-low bandwidth VoIP from as low as 2kbps and an integrated suite of optimised data applications including Internet surfing, email, and instant messaging. Horizon is suitable for deployment over mobile satellite, VSAT, fixed line and mobile telecommunications.

“Aligning our name with our core product more accurately represents the transformation of our business as we enter new global communications markets with the Horizon suite of products” said Sandy Johnson, COO of One Horizon Group Plc.

In addition to the name change, a new subsidiary has been formed to market Horizon outside the satellite industry. Horizon Globex Gmbh, based in Baar, Switzerland, will be responsible for IP based telephony systems development and promoting Horizon to enterprises and service providers.

Today, One Horizon Group Plc has offices in Australia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Japan, Switzerland, UAE, UK, and USA.

With operations in the UK, USA, Switzerland, UAE, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia, One Horizon Group companies include SatCom Global and Horizon Globex Gmbh. The company offers the Horizon suite; products and services from Inmarsat; Iridium, Thuraya and VSAT operators. One Horizon Group Plc key target markets include the US, Europe, Asia, Middle East and the maritime communities worldwide.

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