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AST adds New York POP

The AST Group has improved its satellite communications offering with the provisioning of a new network point of presence (POP) in 60 Hudson St, New York, as part of its INTEGRA global IP network.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}Alongside its existing POPs in London and Sydney, the New York POP provides AST with more flexibility in routing traffic and will offer improvements in round-trip latency.

The New York POP forms part of a significant investment programme undertaken by AST to improve its INTEGRA ground infrastructure, comprising carrier-grade leased-lines from satellite operators’ gateways to the internet, and a global IPVPN which operates at 99.999 per cent availability, alongside its new data centres and points of presence.

The network employs optimal routing where viable, to select the best possible path across an increasingly complex internet – taking latency, packet loss, route stability and congestion into account – and incorporates cybersecurity controls such as firewalling, web filtering and intrusion prevention.

“This is another significant milestone in the rollout of our INTEGRA network, cementing our position us as a tier one global provider with best-in-class ground segment for our satellite communications services. And it provides the foundation for new, industry-leading solutions from AST,” said AST managing director, Gregory Darling

INTEGRA can support connectivity to any satellite IP network and communications equipment, and currently connects to the Inmarsat, Iridium, Thuraya and Telenor networks.{/mprestriction}

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