The services using Avanti Communications' satellites provide coverage over parts of Europe, the Middle East. The Caucasus region and Africa and is for customers using L-3 TRL's CATAPAN encryption devices for direct high-speed connectivity.
"We are pleased to be working with Avanti in bringing secure satellite communications to numerous international defense and government agencies," said Adrian Cunningham, L-3 TRL vice president and head of its National Security division. "The Ka-Band airtime services offer extremely cost- effective network options with the added benefit of uncontended or contended communications, allowing users to stay connected during all types of weather."
L-3 TRL said the new Ka-Band offering provides secure, multiple transportable and/or fixed nodes. Data transfer speeds are as much as 10Mbps. Tests of encrypted secure voice and data transmission scenarios, including under differing weather conditions, have shown no degradation in service.