Globecomm undertakes rural sat phone project

(Report via NewsEdge) Globecomm Systems has secured a $20.7-million contract from Alaska-based General Communication (GCI) for the supply of wireless phone services to 200 rural villages throughout the state.


The network will combine Globecomm's SatCell switching solution with UTStarcom's MovingMedia 2000 cellular soft switch platform and Vanu Inc.'s Anywave Radio Access Network.

This wireless infrastructure approach provides GCI with the option to simultaneously operate multiple standards on a single network, eliminating the need for costly hardware duplication when new waveforms are introduced. The traditional approach utilizes specialized hardware that is costly and inflexible.


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