VT Communications Partners With Arqiva on GMN

VT Communications said is working with Arqiva, suppliers of media and satellite services, to deliver a “Global Media Network.”
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VT Communications said is working with Arqiva, suppliers of media and satellite services, to deliver a “Global Media Network.”

GMN is an IP media delivery and integrated satellite network; it uses multicast techniques to provide streaming and file-based media distribution. VT signed a five-year deal with Arqiva to provide the satellite services to carry multiple radio channels.

“By integrating the GMN with distributed asset-management, network automation and custom developed content management,” the company said, it can offer a single-sourced media-management, distribution and transmission/platform delivery service over multiple media platforms.

“Live or stream management is facilitated within the GMN allowing point-to-point and point-to-multi-point distribution within the network.”

Arqiva provided a three-satellite system providing coverage to four continents. “This will be used as an overlay over VT Communications’ terrestrial MPLS infrastructure, to enable delivery to those places not connected by fibre and where a satellite solution is the only option, such as Ascension Island and Ulan Bator in Mongolia,” they stated.

U.K.-based VT Communications builds and maintains communications systems for organizations such as governments, defense organizations and broadcasters.

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