Press Release

Speedcast’s network integrates Comtech VSAT technology to increase the speed and resilience of electronic point-of-sale and new in-store applications

 Speedcast, a leading communications and IT services provider, has been awarded a multi-year contract by a large American multinational retailer to provide a managed VSAT backup network for close to 3,000 store operations across Mexico. The network will ensure the reliability of electronic point-of-sale data transmission as well as innovative new applications, such as in-store digital kiosks.

Speedcast is providing a turnkey network service including the provision and operation of main and standby VSAT hubs, down to the field installation and maintenance at each store location. Speedcast designed the network for maximum availability and lowest total cost of ownership, leveraging Comtech VSAT technology to deliver increased performance and bandwidth efficiency. The new VSAT solution incorporates a unique software-centric approach to implementing geographically redundant hubs with fast switching.

“This award demonstrates that blue-chip customers around the world select Speedcast when it really matters,” said James Trevelyan, Senior Vice President of Enterprise and Emerging Markets at Speedcast. “We operate a number of these large-scale VSAT networks for customers with a focus on incorporating the right technology and designing the right solution to suit each unique customer application.”

“We are pleased to achieve a new milestone in collaboration with our long-term partner, Speedcast,” stated Vagan Shakhgildian, President of Comtech Satellite Network Technologies Corp. Canada. “This large-scale network serving a major retailer validates scalability and ease of use, which is characteristic of our technology.”