HERNDON, VA, August 2017 ― The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has awarded Artel, LLC, a contract to procure and manage capacity for network architecture requirements within Southwest Asia. Artel will provide U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) with commercial satellite service and support to both fixed and mobile land-based platforms, as well as remotely piloted mobile platforms. The contract also allows for the ability to surge capacity in order to meet emergent and contingency mission requirements at any location under this order’s scope. Artel’s 24x7x365 Network Operations Center will monitor and maintain positive control of services provided. This order was issued under the joint DISA/U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Future Commercial SATCOM Acquisition (FCSA) Program.
HERNDON, VA, August 8, 2017 ― Artel, LLC, announced today that it is building the highest availability and lowest packet loss network in Africa. For almost a decade, Artel has operated a rapidly expanding, highly reliable, resilient network throughout the Middle East and South Central Asia. Given its success in that region, Artel is now building a similar network spanning 43 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. The network architecture is supported by a regional multi-carrier cloud, and offers direct connectivity throughout the Middle East and Africa with international backhaul into U.S. and European markets.
Artel’s Africa network is designed with high resiliency rings around the African Continent, regionalized co-location facilities to support the 43 countries already On-Net, and redundant Cisco data center equipment capable of terminating Layer 2 and Layer 3 circuits. This provides a single transport network for reliable and efficient transport of voice, video, and data across multiple regions and continents. Artel’s secure private network is backed up by its own 24x7x365 network operations center and forward-deployed field operations teams in Africa.
“To date, we have delivered more than 8 Gbps of terrestrial capacity on five continents, integrating vendors into a seamless network that offers secure, reliable, high availability coverage around the clock”, said Artel President and CEO, Paul Domorski. “This project represents a significant expansion of that effort.”
Artel’s established core network expedites service delivery through existing interconnectivity with major carriers throughout the Continent. Artel’s broad range of capabilities leverages Master Service Agreements and relationships with regional vendors that adhere to its strict performance criteria at cost-efficient price points. The intracontinental links and regional hub architecture ensure low latency between countries and reduce single-circuit cost, while delivering greater throughput and higher availability. Artel can shield the identity of the end customer and offer terrestrial redundancy, increasing both security and customer satisfaction. End-to-end services include rapid diagnosis and resolution of issues, while logically separate Virtual Private Networks ensure the highest levels of privacy and security.