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Digicel Relaunches Satellite Wireless Broadband Service in Tonga

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Digicel is relaunching its satellite based wireless broadband service in the Kingdom of Tonga, and will be using the Aptilo Carrier Wireless Service Management System to support the service.

The network utilizes the Motorola Canopy Wireless Broadband System, which uses satellite as the Internet connection out of the islands. Typically, operators must invest in additional satellite link capacity in order to accommodate increasing bandwidth use. Aptilo says that its solution makes this unnecessary and brings a whole new level of flexibility and control to the operation of DigiNET. The Aptilo solution enforces and controls QoS in the network, prioritizing bandwidth according to service levels. This allows Digicel to offer pre-defined guaranteed bandwidth levels to their enterprise and premium customers without having to purchase more capacity from the satellite link. It also enables Digicel to offer a tiered service and pricing structure.

"Aptilo's service management solution allows us to deliver consistency in the service we are now providing to our customers," said David Butler, Chief Executive Officer, Digicel. "We look forward to exploring all the possibilities now available to us with the Aptilo platform to further enhance our service offerings."

"With Aptilo's QoS control, operators using satellite backhaul can offer tiered service levels and guaranteed bandwidth without having to purchase excess bandwidth capacity, which can be very costly," said Jan Sjonell, Managing Director Asia and Middle East, Aptilo Networks. "The combination of cost savings on satellite links and new business opportunities offers carriers such as Digicel a very rapid return on investment (ROI)."

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