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AST becomes ITC Global reseller

ITC Global, a subsidiary of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, has signed a multi-year agreement with Applied Satellite Technology (AST) which will see AST become a value-added reseller of connectivity on Panasonic's high-throughput satellite (HTS) network to global maritime and land mobility markets.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}With this agreement in place, AST can now deliver HTS network services without having to put significant ground infrastructure in place to support the requirements created by multi-spot-beam satellites.

“Partnering with strategic organisations that maintain strong customer relationships in various niche market segments provides an exciting opportunity for growth in serving new customer sets,” said Ian Dawkins, CEO at ITC Global.

“By taking on the capital expense requirements associated with HTS networks, we remove a critical barrier to entry for our reseller partners.”

Panasonic claims to be the world's largest buyer of commercial space segment, with contracted capacity covering more than 98 per cent of global maritime routes via its network of approximately 250 transponder equivalents (TPE), which equates to roughly 25 satellites.

“We are pleased to add Panasonic to our growing VSAT portfolio,” said Stuart Castell, director of AST.

“This addition will enable us to provide our customers with global Ku- and C-band coverage plus access to the largest coverage of Ku- high throughput services available today. Our partnership with Panasonic puts us at the forefront of maritime VSAT connectivity, enabling us to offer our innovative and industry-leading applications globally.”{/mprestriction}

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