BT aims to resolve Internet’s ‘world wide wait’

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BT Broadcast Services and Orblynx, the Internet content distribution company, are to trial a satellite-based fast Internet delivery system that offers considerable savings on global bandwidth charges.

Initially for six months, Broadcast Services will test Orblynx’s Internet distribution service with its ISP customers in India where international Internet connectivity is limited and more expensive than in developed regions.

Delivered over Broadcast Services’ Indian Internet backbone service on the PanAmSat PAS-4 satellite, the trial service will use Orblynx’s intelligent caching system to reduce the amount of Internet traffic transmitted across international networks. This will allow ISPs to improve bandwidth utilisation and speed up delivery to end-users by storing frequently-requested international information on local servers.

Tony Rybacki, general manager, BT Broadcast Services commented, “Connectivity costs are a major issue affecting the development of the Internet in many parts of the world. This trial offers the prospect of BT providing more cost-effective Internet services to ISPs around the globe.”

Randy Zadra, president of Orblynx, said: “We are delighted to be working with BT to speed up and reduce the cost of global Internet access. The edge-to-edge satellite-based solution offered by Orblynx will assist BT in gaining competitive advantages in the global marketplace.

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