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Icarusnet and UHP Networks Expand VSAT Service to Major European Utility Companies


September 6, 2016

Icarusnet, a leading Italian VSAT service provider, and UHP Networks, a Canadian manufacturer of advanced VSAT equipment, have announced a major expansion of the Icarusnet network.  The network, which currently has more than 500 stations, will by the end of the year increase its size to over 1,500 stations.  It operates over Eutelsat 33C satellite and delivers enterprise-grade service to a variety of utility companies across Western Europe and the Mediterranean area, with plans to deploy new services in Central Europe and in the Middle East in 2017-2020.

Fabrizio Carletta, CEO of Icarusnet, stated “For over 10 years we have been providing services to leading electricity and other utility companies in Europe. We have been operating UHP technology at our teleport for more than 5 years.  A year ago we have started migrating one of our largest networks to the new and exciting UHP technology. Our customers demand high-availability of the network and superior quality of service. We were able to meet and exceed their requirements via combination of a modern NOC, state-of-the-art teleport and advanced UHP VSAT technology. We launched a new teleport with a carrier-grade UHP Hub equipped with full redundancy and VNO capability.  Our successful experience gave our customers the confidence to expand the network dramatically. We found UHP technology can be easily configured to transport M2M data with a very low overhead and maximum bandwidth efficiency.  In addition, we are totally pleased about the relationship with UHP Networks as a company.  UHP Networks acts with long term vision but also handles commercial and technical requests with dynamism and responsiveness”

Vagan Shakhgildian, CEO of UHP Networks commented “Icarusnet has been our trusted partner for many years. We are very pleased to support their aggressive roll out of new services in Europe and beyond ” .