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July 12, 2013

Tonga Communications Selects Pactel International for Contracted Bandwidth Pool Solution


By Jyothi Shanbhag SIP Trunking Report Contributor



Pactel International was recently selected by Tonga Communications Corporation (TCC), a telecommunications provider, to deliver contracted bandwidth pool solution between the kingdom’s main island, Tongatapu, and two remote islands, Ha’apai and Vava’u.


Pactel International is an Australian satellite communications provider, supplying connectivity across all areas of the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia, Indonesia, PNG and the Pacific islands. The company’s offerings range from commercial and corporate to carrier-grade networks that support services such as Internet, private WAN, telephony and voice and mobile GSM.

The company will now offer the required connectivity to the remote islands and will also be engaged in offering back-up solution to TCC’s existing fiber network.

Rizvi Jurangpathy, general manager at TCC, said, “It is important for our business to have redundant infrastructure with fault-tolerant failure recovery to offer resilient services to our customers. Contracted and readily available bandwidth allows us to offer these capabilities in an efficient manner.”

Officials at Pactel say that their primary mission is to provide remotely-based businesses with peace of mind by keeping them connected: constantly, reliably and efficiently.

“Redundancy is a critical part of every operator’s architecture,” said Andrew Taylor, general manager at Pactel International. “Pactel’s satellite platforms out of Sydney are ideally suited to reach all Pacific Island nations and provide the peace of mind operators require in case of a catastrophic failure of their fibre networks.”

Pactel provides several hundreds of Mbps of IP capacity into the Pacific Islands via satellite and undersea cable. The company even delivers a variety of satellite-based Internet backbone connectivity solutions, perfect for the needs of Internet service providers, enterprises and carriers.

Its offerings are utilized by diverse group of customers, including telecom companies, governments and multinational mining companies.

For satellite IP solutions, its services are available on several satellites including Intelsat 602, NSS-9, Intelsat 701, IS-8, IS-2, Apstar-6 and GE-23.




Edited by Rachel Ramsey
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