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Expand Networks Partner with Global Satellite Specialist to Optimise Bandwidth to Enable Increased Throughput

Level 421 Partner with Expand Networks to Deliver Increased Bandwidth Capacity over Remote Satellite Links for Corporate Customers
  • 19 June, 2009 12:14

<p>Expand Networks, the leader in optimising WANs for branch office consolidation and virtualisation, has announced a new partnership with Level 421, a professional satellite broadband communication teleport operator with global operations, that will see Expand’s WAN Optimisation technology help alleviate the satellite bandwidth capacity pressures for distributed corporate environments.</p>
<p>As specialist in providing professional 2-way Internet broadband connectivity, Level 421 utilise over 38 geostationary satellites covering most of the globe, uplinked from 4 teleports worldwide, in which level421 is invested with equipment. Level421 own teleport is located in Ulm/ Germany.</p>
<p>As network infrastructure investments have been traditionally focussed in the industrialised nations, in Africa, Middle East and Asia, satellite links have become essential and quickly reached capacity, limiting the amount of bandwidth available for corporate organisations, as Markus Haut, General Manager of Level 421 explains:</p>
<p>“Due to the geography of these regions, it is precisely these poorest markets that have the least broadband capacity, and therefore the most demand for expensive satellite communications. We specialise in covering areas where local carriers cannot deliver broadband solutions at an acceptable quality or cost, and WAN Optimisation technology was the logical solution for us to maximise existing assets to enable high-performance connectivity back to the European backbone from these regions.”</p>
<p>Level 421 works for corporate organisations, for governmental institutions and key industries such as oil and gas, all around the globe, which constantly have to connect to small project teams in remote regions via satellite links. As these organisations become increasingly aware of the cost-saving and productivity benefits of WAN Optimisation, Level 421 looked to Expand Networks technology to enhance the bandwidth across its satellite links.</p>
<p>Following competitive testing of a number or products on the market, Level 421 chose to partner with Expand to optimise bandwidth, and for its ability to reduce capacity through its intelligent compression algorithms.</p>
<p>“Bandwidth is riddled with connectivity challenges and our corporate customers are increasingly faced with limited throughput, latency and congestion on the network,” comments Haut. “On top of this, the likes of YouTube and other high-capacity social networking sites and applications has led to an increased demand for bandwidth, increasing by a massive 40% every year. By partnering with Expand, we can use WAN Optimisation technology to reduce the TCP protocol bottlenecks and congestion on the satellite links, in order to detract these bandwidth issues from our customers.”</p>
<p>Mike Betz, VP of Sales EMEA at Expand concludes, “While satellites prove to be a fitting solution for network-challenged locations, increasing capacity restraints translates into considerable network latency for corporate customers. Add this to the high price tag, and more and more global organisations are searching for a more cost-effective solution. As experts in the satellite service arena, we are delighted to partner our technology with Level 421 in order to bring remote satellite network performance up to the level where high productivity becomes a reality.”</p>
<p>About Expand Networks</p>
<p>Expand Networks is the pioneer and leader in the WAN Optimisation market. Expand helps organisations simplify their IT infrastructure while delivering remote offices fast, reliable and secure access to networked applications. This results in improved user productivity and cost-effective IT management. Expand offers a multi-service integrated platform that ensures superior performance for any application over any network. From its headquarters in Roseland, NJ and its global locations, Expand Networks ( serves more than 3,500 enterprise and public sector customers in over 100 countries including: American Express, Bacardi USA, BMW, Continental Airlines, Carr America, Colgate, Elizabeth Arden, Reed Exhibitions, Target and United States Department of Defense with over 40,000 units deployed and over 2,000 MS Terminal Services and Citrix customers. Expand is the largest supplier of WAN Optimisation products to US Government and Military agencies (greater than 10,000 units) and also has the most units deployed at a single corporate location, (4,500).</p>
<p>Expand Networks, Accelerator, Expand Compass, ExpandView are trademarks of Expand Networks. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.</p>

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