SD expands network infrastructure


Satcom Direct (SD) has enhanced individual Points of Presence (PoPs) and upgraded its global network as part of its effort to expand its ground infrastructure and augment redundancy.

This is aimed at enabling SD to deliver greater flexibility as an Internet Service Provider (ISP) for business aviation, military and government customers around the world.

The update includes expansion into the Asia Pacific region to provide additional connectivity options for customers and complements existing PoPs in North America and Europe.

This effort further strengthens SD’s global infrastructure, which incorporates the COMSAT Tier 4 certified teleports on the East and West Coasts of the USA. As part of the SD family of companies, COMSAT collaborates with the Tier III rated, ISO 27001-certified SD Data Center in Melbourne, Florida, to support delivery of a suite of cybersecurity solutions. Customers can also access cloud services and cloud service providers via the terrestrial network and SD Data Center customers can use the teleports as a bridge for both legacy and new network technologies.

The SD Data Centre

The SD Data Centre

With the network upgrades complete, SD is effectively adapting its services, infrastructure and support to better facilitate individual customer IT compliance standards. SD said this includes creating tailored network solutions that meet the requirements of its customer base and supports working with global carriers to optimise network routes and increase redundancy.

“For our customers, who are often operating in mission-critical environments, resilient high-speed connectivity is essential, which is why we’ve made these investments,” said Jim Jensen, founder and CEO of SD. “With the latest upgrades we are delivering enhanced services, applying value-added functionality through accelerated data transmission, enriching our network management, and most importantly keeping our customer data secure.”

This latest infrastructure upgrade follows recent physical antenna upgrades at the COMSAT teleports that bolstered capacity across its entire network. “SD delivers a progressive, advanced and interconnected global terrestrial network that supports more satellite constellation providers, and customers, than any other independently owned network,” said Jensen. “Our strategy is focused on our customers, ensuring our satellite partners in orbit and our connectivity customers on the ground remain seamlessly and safely connected at all times.”

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