Speedcast and Blue Arcus to Power 4G LTE Infrastructure for Australia’s Norfolk Island Telecom

Using Speedcast’s 4G LTE Network Infrastructure and Backhaul Solutions, the Operator Can Deliver Faster Broadband Speeds and Advanced Mobile Services

Speedcast, the world’s most trusted provider of remote communication and IT solutions (ASX: SDA), announced today that it has been awarded a U.S. $3 million project to modernize the network infrastructure of Norfolk Island Telecom in Australia. Speedcast has partnered with Blue Arcus Technologies, a leading supplier of turnkey network solutions, to provide Norfolk Island Telecom with a cutting-edge 4G LTE mobile network, associated support systems and PSTN soft-switch with fibre backhaul and multi-service access nodes. Using Speedcast’s 4G LTE network infrastructure and satellite backhaul solutions, the operator is empowered to deliver faster broadband speeds and enhanced mobile services.

“Our customers’ data requirements are growing significantly, and to ensure business continuity, it is critical that we deliver faster, reliable internet connections and advanced mobile services at a competitive price,” said Alistair Innes-Walker, Manager Commercial Services at Norfolk Island Regional Council. “Speedcast and Blue Arcus Technologies were the Council’s unanimous choice to provide us with an end-to-end turnkey, carrier-grade solution complying with all international standards. Leveraging this modernized infrastructure, the people who live on and travel to Norfolk Island can rest assured that they have access to a high-speed 4G LTE network.”

As a provider of cloud-based 2G, 3G and 4G LTE mobile services and solutions, Speedcast plays a critical role in helping operators around the globe address the need for increased connectivity.

“Partnering with Speedcast, the world’s largest remote communications and IT services provider, we’re helping Norfolk Island Telecom deliver world-class internet connectivity and mobile service to the entire island, including remote and lowly populated areas,” said Naren Yanamadala, President and CEO at Blue Arcus Technologies. “We’re proud to offer a full turnkey solution, making the switch from 2G to 3G+4G LTE affordable and seamless for our customers.”

Blue Arcus Technologies is a world leader in 4G LTE deployments and has developed an Evolved Packed Core (EPC) and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), with services and features that are second to none globally.

“The number of global mobile devices is accelerating rapidly, and Norfolk Island Telecom is smart to stay ahead of this trend by offering leading-edge broadband and mobile services,” said Erwan Emilian, EVP, Enterprise and Emerging Markets at Speedcast. “Thanks to the partnership between Blue Arcus Technologies and Speedcast, two companies with extensive 4G LTE network deployment experience, we are confident we will complete this project in record time and deliver an industry-leading service to Norfolk Island Telecom customers.”

Speedcast and In Aria! Networks Join Forces with Telespazio on Large-Scale, High-Capacity Video Services

New Managed Service Enables Secure, Flexible, and Efficient Digital TV Contribution, Cloud-Based Video Processing, Playout, and Multi-Platform Distribution

Speedcast, the world’s largest provider of remote communications and IT services (ASX: SDA), today announced a joint service offering with In Aria! Networks, one of Europe’s leading service providers in managed broadcast video contribution over IP, and Telespazio, a leading provider of digital TV platforms and satellite transmission in Europe. Relying on a combination of In Aria! Networks’ redundant video contribution over IP gateways integrated with the Speedcast Media Network (SMN) and Telespazio video teleports, media companies around the globe can securely contribute and deliver SD, HD, and UHD video services with unparalleled efficiency, flexibility, and a faster time to market.

The joint service offering from Speedcast, In Aria! Networks, and Telespazio is designed to speed up cloud-based IP video contribution, media processing, and satellite-based digital distribution. The offering includes a wide range of cloud-based value-added services, such as backhaul, media conversion, high-quality, low-latency live streaming, and occasional-use secure IP contribution, as well as multichannel digital TV platforms on the leading European Direct-to-Home satellite position.

Telespazio’s digital video teleport facilities at the Fucino Space Center in Italy feature 170 antennas and offer a broad satellite footprint for distribution of video channels across the Atlantic, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India regions. When combined with SMN’s low-latency fiber distribution network, multiple teleport locations around the world, and fully managed IP video transport service, they provide media companies with a large-scale, high-capacity global solution for delivering broadcast-quality video. In addition, the companies are collaborating on DVB-S and DVB-S2 Direct-to-Home satellites at 13° East to ensure improved video delivery across Europe.

“Uniting Telespazio’s DVB-S2 digital video platforms with In Aria! Networks’ innovative media transport technology and the Speedcast Media Network will have a huge impact on multi-platform video delivery,” said Alessandro Caranci, Head of Line of Business Satellite Communications at Telespazio. “Our customers can now have access to a cloud-based IP video contribution and distribution network, making it easy and cost-efficient to deliver video in any region on any device.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with Telespazio, a major player in Europe, and Speedcast, who has a huge influence in North America and the Asia-Pacific region,” said Alberto Carpenè, CEO of In Aria! and Vice President of the Speedcast Media Network. “This joint offering sets a new benchmark for flexibility, enabling media companies to launch channels faster and more affordably.”

“Joining forces with Telespazio and In Aria! Networks allows us to address a critical growing need in the media market for hybrid video services,” said Erwan Emilian, Executive Vice President of Enterprise and Emerging Markets at Speedcast. “This partnership represents the fastest and most efficient way to backhaul video feeds, the widest network capacity for video distribution, and the broadest portfolio of value-added services, including cloud-based playout and media processing up to the satellite distribution on various satellites.”

Sports Video Group: NAB 2019 Reflections: Speedcast’s Barrie Woolston on M&E Strategy After Globecomm Acquisition

Speedcast made its NAB Show debut this month following its recent acquisition of Globecomm. With the Globecomm deal now complete, the company has rolled out the Speedcast Media Network, which integrates satellite, fiber, and cellular networks to provide secure point-to-point and point-to-multipoint live and linear digital-video delivery anywhere in the world with low latency and high availability. Speedcast has also added multiplatform processing and content-management capabilities from Globecomm to Speedcast Media Network’s portfolio of cloud video-processing services.

SVG sat down with new Speedcast SVP, Media, Barrie Woolston, who discussed why Speedcast is entering the media and entertainment market, how the company’s scale and resources will provide an advantage in this industry, and how he sees hybrid satellite/fiber/cellular contribution networks changing the way the media industry delivers its content.

Read more at:
https://www.sportsvideo.org/2019/04/23/nab-2019-reflections-speedcasts-barrie-woolston-on-me-strategy-after-globecomm-acquisition/

Speedcast Strengthens Team With Appointment of Barrie Woolston as Senior Vice President

Experienced Executive Hired to Lead Media and Broadcast Sector

Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA), the world’s most trusted provider of remote communication and IT solutions, announced today that Barrie Woolston has been appointed senior vice president of the company’s Media and Broadcast team. In his new role at Speedcast, Woolston will help broadcasters and media companies navigate the complexities of global content distribution and the emerging trend toward IP and cloud-based services using the company’s scalable global infrastructure that consists of satellite, fiber, and cellular networks.

“Barrie has a solid track record for driving business growth in the media sector,” said Erwan Emilian, executive vice president, enterprise and emerging markets at Speedcast. “Over the last three decades, Barrie has worked with major broadcasters and platforms around the world. His understanding of the complex challenges our customers face, combined with the relationships he’s solidified with broadcasters, will help to increase Speedcast’s standing as the most extensive provider of global connectivity.”

Woolston has 30 years of experience in the technology, media, and telecom sectors, with a particular focus on managing customer relationships and driving new business. Before working at Speedcast, Woolston was the chief commercial officer at AsiaSat and the commercial director at Arqiva. Throughout the years, he has gained a strong understanding of DTH, OTT, satellite, and digital media technologies.

“The media industry is going through a dynamic period of change as disruptive business models and technologies impact broadcasters and content owners around the world. With its global scale in people and infrastructure married to our proven robust service culture, Speedcast is in a unique position to help the media industry navigate the challenges of the future,” said Woolston. “Speedcast has continually demonstrated a forward-thinking approach to sectors impacted by technology challenges by developing strong customer relationships and innovative technical solutions, and we will bring a much-needed new approach to an industry that touches everyone’s life on a daily basis.”

Speedcast recently announced that it expanded the capabilities of Speedcast Media Network to support the growing industry requirement for multiplatform, point-to-point, and point-to-multipoint live and linear digital video delivery anywhere in the world. As content rights owners and pay-TV operators make more content available on every screen globally, and with nearly 90 percent of U.S. and EMEA broadcasters expected to adopt IP and cloud technologies over the next few years according to IABM, Speedcast Media Network enables increased efficiency and agility for supporting “video everywhere” models for any size media organization.

For more information about Speedcast’s capabilities, please contact marketing@speedcast.com.

Speedcast Media Network Expands Global Connectivity and Media Service Offerings

Integrates Globecomm’s Global Hybrid Networks and Cloud-based Multiplatform Video Processing and Content Management

HSpeedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA), the world’s most trusted provider of remote communication and IT solutions, announced today that it has expanded its Speedcast Media Network™ global infrastructure by integrating satellite, fiber, and cellular networks from Globecomm, the company’s recent acquisition.

Speedcast Media Network provides secure point-to-point and point-to-multipoint live and linear digital video delivery anywhere in the world, with low latency and high availability. Speedcast has also added multiplatform processing and content management capabilities from Globecomm to Speedcast Media Network’s portfolio of cloud video processing services, enabling increased efficiency and agility for any size media organization.

The combined hybrid network backbone and cloud video processing services offering from Speedcast Media Network is ideal for transporting video and data content from any origination source to any destination — in any format for multiple platforms — and for everything from aggregation and contribution to integrated channel playout, OTT streaming, and distribution.

Speedcast Media Network’s cloud video processing services include Speedcast Vector℠, a virtualized integrated playout solution and digital headend that supports multiplatform processing for master control playout, encoding, and packaging, and takes advantage of the hybrid network for global distribution to multiple platforms. Speedcast Media Network also provides cloud-based content management for OTT streaming and video analytics.

With ubiquitous access to more than 80 satellites via the company’s 40 teleports, Speedcast Media Network provides the most extensive satellite capacity globally and connects to an integrated fiber, cellular, MPLS backbone spanning 50 points of presence (POPS), with links to the AWS cloud. Speedcast Media Network also offers Global IP Transport, a fully-managed IP transport service for secure delivery of low-latency broadcast-quality content. The IP transport service provides guaranteed bandwidth with no congestion and 99.99 percent availability backed by intelligent network management.

“As consumer demand for high-quality video content continues to grow, broadcasters and media companies need more efficient and cost-effective content delivery methods,” said Senior Vice President of Media Barrie Woolston at Speedcast. “The Speedcast Media Network combines years of experience transporting secure content over a highly available infrastructure at a global scale with deep-rooted expertise in broadcast and IT system-integration engineering. The result is a fully managed, robust, agile, and flexible solution, with a massive network footprint that allows media companies to unlock new business models and expand their current service offerings with the utmost efficiency and affordability.”

Services and technologies showcased at the 2019 NAB Show will include:

Managed Video and Global IP Transport services within Speedcast Media Network, which feature hybrid connectivity tailored for secure live, linear, and digital content delivery anywhere around the world, with low latency and high availability.

Speedcast Vector, a virtualized integrated playout and digital headend solution. Vector simplifies the processing, packaging, and customization of video content for multiplatform delivery, allowing media companies with an on-premises, hybrid, and cloud-based solution to scale up and deliver hundreds of channels to consumers.

Tempo℠ Enterprise Communications and Training Platform, a secure cloud system for managing and streaming live and VOD enterprise communications and interactive training content, with advanced multicast streaming technology to minimize bandwidth consumption on the enterprise network.

Speedcast will exhibit at the 2019 NAB Show April 8-11 in Las Vegas at Booth SU13310.