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Tatanet Partners With VT iDirect & ST Electronics To Expand Services In Demanding Markets


India’s fastest growing satellite service provider gears up to grow services for enterprise IP networks and other applications

Herndon, Va., June 2008 – VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a subsidiary of VT Systems Inc (VT Systems) and a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology, together with its sister company, ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) Pte Ltd (STEE-SatComS), announced today a strategic partnership with Tatanet Services Ltd (Tatanet), India’s fastest growing VSAT service provider. STEE-SatComS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics).

Tatanet has implemented an iDirect Series 15000 Universal Hub in Mumbai, India, which will enable it to expand its business across multiple developing markets that require specialized service capabilities. Tatanet, a division of Nelco Ltd., is the first commercial service provider in India to operate an iDirect network.

The partnership equips Tatanet with the capabilities to meet the advanced needs of several growing markets in India. Through iDirect’s Intelligent Platform, Tatanet can provide satellite VPN, VoIP and Internet broadband services to major enterprises and organizations, supporting remote communications, business continuity networks and a wide array of critical IP applications. The iDirect platform also enables Tatanet to deliver communications solutions for the maritime broadband and GSM backhaul markets, and to host Virtual Network Operators.

“The demand for high-end satellite broadband services is growing rapidly across commercial and government markets. Leveraging the technical competencies of ST Electronics and the flexibility of the iDirect platform, Tatanet can expand its portfolio of satellite services to facilitate new advanced applications that meet increasingly complex customer needs.”

Executive Director, Tatanet

“Tatanet’s strategic investment in the iDirect platform strengthens its position as one of India’s leading communications service providers and equips the company with a strong competitive edge. It also deepens the longstanding partnership between Tatanet and ST Electronics and shows how iDirect and ST Electronics are working together to help service providers in the Asia Pacific region to identify and develop new business opportunities.”

~ Mr. TANG Kum Chuen
Senior Vice President, General Manager
ST Electronics (Satcom and Sensor Systems)


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