articles | 13 March 2014 | Cytaglobal

Cyta to host TrustComm’s Starlight Gateway at Makarios Teleport in Cyprus

With the new teleport infrastructure at Makarios, TrustComm will be able to offer an enhanced version of its new Starlight mobile satellite services.

Cyta is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with TrustComm for the hosting of its new Starlight Gateway in Cyprus. The Starlight Gateway will be built at Cyta’s Makarios Teleport, a site that has been offering reliable solutions for satellite services for more than 30 years. Cyta already offers a wide range of satellite services ranging from satellite control to broadband gateway services, VSAT links, satellite television and internet connectivity. The deal with TrustComm is an important step in Cyta’s efforts to attract reliable international customers and reputable satellite operators in Cyprus and expand its range of services in mobile satellite services.

With the new teleport infrastructure at Makarios, TrustComm will be able to offer an enhanced version of its new Starlight mobile satellite services, an end-to-end, U.S.-managed implementation of mobile satellite data and voice services delivered via Thuraya satellites. This architecture is ideal for commercial and government users requiring assured satellite communications and will support all standard Thuraya products and services.

Cyprus is the optimal site for the new Starlight Gateway and satellite communications services in general. Its convenient geographical location at the edge of the Eastern Mediterranean provides visibility to most satellite communications satellites form 38W to 105E. Makarios Teleport enjoys optimal weather conditions and interference-free environment. Its strategic location enables Cyta to serve a wide range of international customers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia and the Americas. 

Cyta’s CEO, Dr. Aristos Riris commented: “The hosting of TrustComm’s Starlight gateway at Makarios Teleport in Cyprus is an important strategic project for Cyta that enhances our capabilities in the Mobile Satellite Services sector. The project combines extensive teleport resources with international fiber extensions to offer an integrated solution to our partners. It is a major step in our efforts to establish Cyprus as a major telecommunications hub in the Eastern Mediterranean region and promote our services in the international marketplace.”

About Cyta:
Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (Cyta) is the primary telecommunications provider in Cyprus. Its product portfolio covers the whole spectrum of electronic communications services, ranging from fixed and mobile telephony to broadband services including internet and IPTV. Cyta operates a modern telecommunications network and owns extensive submarine cable and satellite teleport infrastructure. The company couples astrategically situated telecommunications gateway in Cyprus with POPs in major telecommunications centers in Europe. Its operational activities are ISO certified and the company is a member of the European Foundation for Quality Management EFQM recognized with 5 stars for excellence. Cyta, through its strategic business unit Cytaglobal, is particularly active in the international market and provides services to business customers around the world. 

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