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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Nov 11, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Globecomm Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: GCOM), a leading global provider of satellite-based managed network solutions, has won a contract to provide wireless managed services in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Globecomm will provide CDMA-450 switching facilities for voice and data services to wireless operator subscribers and interconnected partners in Sierra Leone. This unique architecture enables the CDMA-450 radio network to be connected via satellite to Globecomm's hosted Mobile Switch Controller (MSC) and Value Added Services (VAS) in New York. In addition, the network incorporates a WiMax network for additional connectivity throughout the city.
Globecomm's hosted switch platform now carries millions of minutes of voice traffic, hundreds of gigabytes of data traffic, for wireless operators from North America, to the Caribbean and now into Africa. With full redundancy for all major components, the hosted switch platform provides a 100-percent IP-based soft-switch architecture with a forward path to 4G/LTE.
Globecomm maintains a dedicated power system in its Hauppauge, New York-based Network Operations Center in support of these switch platforms, where engineers and technicians provide 24/7 network monitoring and customer support. Redundant fiber circuits and generator systems also support the Globecomm facility.
Andy Silberstein, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Services, said: "Our hosted mobile core switch continues to help wireless carriers profitably introduce wireless technologies in developing markets without a major capital or operational investment. It also demonstrates Globecomm's value proposition by bringing our wireless managed services to Africa and addressing the strong data market for internet and private corporate VPN data networks."
Globecomm will be a featured exhibitor at the Africa Com November 11, 2010, Booth # 70.
About Globecomm Systems
Globecomm Systems Inc., or Globecomm, is a leading global provider of satellite-based managed network solutions. Employing our expertise in emerging communication technologies we are able to offer a comprehensive suite of system integration, system products, and network services enabling a complete end-to-end solution for our customers. We believe our integrated approach of in-house design and engineering expertise combined with a world-class global network and our 24 by 7 network operating centers provides us a unique competitive advantage. We are now taking this value proposition to selective vertical markets, including government, wireless, media, enterprise, and maritime. As a network solution provider we leverage our global network to provide customers managed access services to the United States Internet backbone, video content, the public switched telephone network or their corporate headquarters, or government offices. We currently have customers for which we are providing such services in the United States, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
Based in Hauppauge, New York, Globecomm Systems also maintains offices in Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, the Netherlands, South Africa, Hong Kong, Germany, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan.
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