Philippines' Globe Telecom Partners with iDirect to Provide Best-in-Class Satellite Communications to Corporate Clients

HERNDON, Va., Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that leading Philippine telecommunications service provider, Globe Telecom will leverage iDirect's Evolution platform coupled with its X3 remote to offer corporate clients robust, flexible, and high speed connectivity that can meet their critical business needs and allow them to widen their reach in the Philippines.

Globe Telecom, through its corporate and enterprise information and communications technology arm Globe Business, will be running data services in the Philippines over a multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) network, targeting automated teller machines or ATM banking, mining, and government services as initial markets.

The partnership between iDirect, which is the world leader in satellite-based IP-communications technology, and Globe Telecom will bring very small aperture terminal (VSAT) connectivity to regions of the Philippines that are out of reach of terrestrial services. In addition, it will facilitate the establishment of disaster recovery networks to enable reliable voice and data communications at all times.

"With this partnership, Globe Business will leverage iDirect's best-in-class satellite capabilities and further strengthen our commitment to provide our customers with leading-edge technologies that will help their businesses achieve greater connectivity and efficiency."

~ Nikko Z. ACOSTA  
Senior Vice President, Globe Business

"We are excited about the partnership with Globe Telecom, which marks iDirect's entry into the Philippines, an important new growth market for VSAT in the Asia-Pacific region."

~ Tom CHEONG  
 General Manager, iDirect Asia

About Globe Telecom: Globe Telecom is a leading full service telecommunications company in the Philippines, serving the needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connections, internet and managed services.  Its principals are Ayala Corporation and SingTel who are acknowledged industry leaders in the country and in the region. For more information, visit www.globe.com.ph. Follow Globe Telecom on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GlobePH and Tattoo at www.facebook.com/GlobeTattoo as well as on Twitter @enjoyglobe and @choosetattoo and Instagram at @enjoyglobe and @choosetattoo.

About Globe Business: The corporate arm of leading telecommunications company in the Philippines Globe Telecom, Globe Business provides a comprehensive range of ICT interconnectivity solutions for the country's top industries, businesses and commercial enterprises engineered according to their business requirements and enabling them continuous access to information. The portfolio of products and services comprise of mobile, wireline, broadband, data connections, internet, managed services and IT-enabling services as well as cloud computing solutions which it pioneered in the country. The company's data center and carrier ethernet services are ISO and MEF global standards-certified, respectively. To learn more, visit www.globe.com.ph/business.

iDirect, a subsidiary of VT Systems, is a global leader in IP-based satellite communications providing technology that enables our 350+partners to optimize their networks, differentiate and expand their businesses. The iDirect Intelligent Platform™ allows our partners to run their entire business operations more efficiently via a single, unified IP-based satellite architecture, whether it's providing core IP applications to the enterprise or specialized services to any number of diverse vertical markets. iDirect is the #1 name in global satellite communications in key industries including maritime, military/government, and oil and gas, with a 62% hub market share and more than a quarter million remotes installed worldwide. In 2007, iDirect Government Technologies (iGT) was formed to drive adoption of its IP-based solutions in the U.S. government market. In 2008, iDirect Asia Pte Ltd was established in Singapore to enhance its value-add and responsiveness to customers in the Asia Pacific region. For more information please visit www.idirect.net.

VT Systems is an engineering company providing integrated solutions to the commercial and government markets in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors.  VT Systems' innovative solutions, products and services include aircraft maintenance, repair and modification; software solutions in training and simulation; satellite-based IP communications technology; network solutions that integrate data, voice and video; rugged computers and computer peripheral equipment; specialized truck bodies and trailers; weapons and munitions systems; road construction equipment; and ship design and shipbuilding. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., VT Systems operates globally and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Engineering. Please visit www.vt-systems.com.

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