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French Polynesia Boosts Satellite Based Telecoms Services

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Satellite operator, iDirect says that the French Polynesian telecoms operator, the Office of Post and Telecommunications (OPT) has launched a new high speed satellite broadband network based on its Evolution platform. The network will introduce expanded voice, GSM and Internet coverage to remote areas of French Polynesia, serving residential, enterprise, government and maritime customers.

OPT's satellite network will integrate with French Polynesia's terrestrial communications infrastructure to extend broadband connectivity to outlying villages. With the region's population scattered across approximately 118 islands, the network will provide a vital communications bridge between the outermost rural islands and the rest of the island chain. Further, thanks to the recent activation of a submarine fiber optic cable linking French Polynesia with Hawaii, the satellite network can be used to extend global communications to the entire island chain.

"We chose iDirect because it provides the most efficient solution for allocating bandwidth across remote locations, economically serving sites with a dynamic range of network traffic. In addition, our investment in iDirect gives us the ability to serve a variety of vertical markets, including the maritime sector. We're excited to expand broadband coverage to all of French Polynesia at a time when advances in telecommunications are enabling new opportunities for society, business and government."

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