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  1. An Overview of CYTA and its Satellite Services CYTA Satellite Services Q1 07 low res for web 2.ppt

  2. Introduction to CYTA CYTA: • is the incumbent operator in Cyprus providing the full spectrum of advanced telecommunications products & services, at competitive prices • is a government corporate body, but is a customer-driven enterprise operating in a competitive market • has an impressive submarine cable and satellite infrastructure

  3. CYTA at a glance • a customer - friendly provider • a strategically situated telecommunications gateway • an impressive submarine cable and satellite infrastructure • highly skilled personnel and experienced product managers • turnover: € 400 million (2005), long term profitability & no debts • competitive prices in the international market • number of employees: approx. 2,500

  4. CYTA´s major retail products • The major provider of fixed and mobile communications, in the Cyprus market • Number one Internet Service Provider • IP/MPLS backbone network-convergence of networks and services • ADSL access to CYTA's broadband network • Digital television and associated services over ADSL to the home

  5. CYTA´s major subsidiary companies • CYTACOM Ltd: network & customer premises equipment • CytaGlobal Hellas AE: expand CYTA´s reach internationally and address business customers in Greece • CYTA UK Ltd: expand CYTA´s reach internationally and address UK business and retail markets • EMPORION Plaza Ltd: an e-business provider & electronic shopping mall • IRIS Gateway Satellites Services Ltd: specialized satellite services provider

  6. CYTA’s international network • International IP/MPLS core network • Two international switching centers • A regional internet node (CytaNet) • Two Earth Station sites with more than 20 major antennas • Three cable stations with 9 submarine cable systems • Global international connectivity • Direct circuits with major Operators, full redundancy & diversity • A modern network management & operations center

  7. Regional cable connectivity 2 APHRODITE 2 ARIANE 2 3 CADMOS 6 CIOS 7 KINYRAS 9 LEV 10 SEA-ME-WE 2 15 SEA-ME-WE 3 16 TEFKROS 19 UGARIT 20 EXTENSION SYSTEMS 21 • …plus global extensions to the US, Europe, the Black Sea region and SE Asia …and full connectivity to Med Nautilus cable system via the new MINERVA cable subsystem

  8. Voice/Video/Data IP/MPLS Network Voice/Video/Data Global IP/MPLS (CytaWorld.Net) • Global IP/MPLSconnectivity • Major nodes in Nicosia, Athens and London with international extensions • Integrated voice, data and video into one global network • Secure, flexible, scalable broadband network • Services provided via CytaWorld.Net include: • MPLS-VPN • IP Transit • VoIP

  9. CYTA internet services • The largest Internet Service Provider in Cyprus • Global internet connectivity exceeding 1.5 Gb/s capacity • Build-in diversity, redundancy and resilience • CytaNet´s market share in Cyprus: 70% • 37% of Cyprus households connected to Internet • 24% via broadband connections • Major international customers using ~20% of resources

  10. Integrating fiber to satellite solutions • Points of presence in the UK, Greece & Cyprus • Accept and receive customer services at Telehouses in London and Athens • Combine fiber and satellite capabilities into integrated products UK Global coverage in cooperation with other service partners GR CY

  11. Teleport facilities • Two Earth Station sites ( MAKARIOS & ERMIS ) with a complement of more than 20 major satellite earth stations • Connections with: Intelsat, Eutelsat, NSS, AsiaSat, SES, Intersputnik and ARABSAT • 25 years experience in satellite communications • Maintenance and support for 24hours, 365 days per year • ISO 9001:2000 certified

  12. Teleport facilities (contd…)

  13. Customer support • Operation • 24 hours x 365 days monitoring • traffic introduction, rearrangement & restoration • in-service monitoring • Maintenance • preventive • corrective • Installationsand Upgrades

  14. Security & safety aspects • Fire Protection System • Fire Alarms (heat & smoke detectors) • Automatic & portable extinguishers • Outdoor fire station points • Competent personnel • Hotline with Police and Fire Brigades • Security • Surveillance cameras monitor access to restricted areas • Guarded 24 hours x 365 days • Remote monitoring of sites • Restoration & Backup Services • The secondary teleport, (ERMIS), is located a few kilometers away from the primary teleport (MAKARIOS) • Dedicated equipment for the provision of backup services • All in-line equipment operating in redundant configuration

  15. Accurate measurements Daily/weekly/monthly/annual schedules Database log-book Quality targets according tο: ITU recommendations Customer contracts Service Level Agreements (SLAs) Continuous performanceimprovement Management revisions Key performance indicators: fault investigations fault corrections completed preventive maintenance 6 month limit for action re-evaluation Commitment to quality - ISO 9001:2000 certification

  16. Services offered via CYTA’s teleports • Television • permanent • occasional • International telephony • Monitoring services • Data & Internet • Hosting services • VSAT services • Video head-end for ADSL TV

  17. International telephony via satellite • Historically, the main service provided at CYTA’s teleports • Today, satellite connections complement primary fiber network • Thin-route applications mainly over Indian Ocean • Fast deployment for ad-hoc needs

  18. Monitoring services • RF Monitoring • Confirm customer compliance to the terms of their leases • Baseband Monitoring • BER measurements to ensure quality of satellite transmissions • Interference localization • Identify sources of unauthorized transmissions • Remote control capability

  19. Hosting services • Host customer equipment • Mainly baseband equipment for dedicated applications • Integrate with CYTA’s facilities to establish a reliable full-functioning system • Operational support provided by CYTA • Remote monitoring capability for the customer

  20. VSAT services provided by CYTA • Enables international connectivity with IP backboneand other dedicated connections • Servicing i-Direct platform providing access to 4 satellites in Ku and C band • Field support and equipment in association with specialized partner

  21. VSAT services provided by CYTA (contd…)Service areas • Pan African coverage with single high power C band beam • High power Ku band spot beams over Western Asia and Middle East • Pan European coverage with single high power Ku band beam • Extra small terminal with low cost

  22. Video head-end for ADSL TV • Multi-channel digital television over ADSL • Reception of more than 20 digital channels from various satellites with dedicated antenna farm at the Teleport • Assemble digital bouquet with modern MPEG platform for low bit rate encoding, encapsulation and transmission of programs through the CYTA core network • Continuous monitoring of 30 different programs on a 24- hour basis

  23. IRIS Gateway Satellite Services Ltd • IRIS is a wholly-owned subsidiary company of CYTA • IRIS facilities co-located at CYTA’s teleports • Provides turnaround services via satellite & fiber • Offers high quality links between Europe, America, Africa, Middle East and Asia

  24. IRIS: products & services • Satellite broadcasting over Asia and Europe with a full-transponder DVB platform on AsiaSat 2 • Dedicated satellite links for broadcasting and distribution • Occasional services for video transmission and turnaround of special events • Back-up solutions • Hybrid solutions with a combination of fiber and satellite means

  25. IRIS: occasional services • Reception from the requested satellite(s) and redistribution based on the customer needs • Multi-destination services supported • Turnaround of special events around the world including breaking news and main sports events

  26. IRIS: example of east-to-west turnaround service spot 1 IS905 AsiaSat 2 IRIS facilities (Cyprus) spot 2

  27. CYTA: Building long-term relationships • Understanding customers’ needs • Competitive prices • Quality of Service • 25 years experience in satellite communications • continuous support for 24hours, 365 days per year …means customers keep coming back!

  28. Why CYTA? • Extensive experience in international communications • Modern fiber network with international POPs • Dedicated Earth Station facilities for satellite access • Integrated fiber to satellite solutions • Ideal geographical location with optimal weather conditions and interference - free environment • Quality services - ISO 9001:2000 certification • Established player with solid financial position • Stable economic & political environment

  29. Contact us… …for additional Information: contact: Dr. Sotiris Alexandrou tel: +357 22 701804 fax: +357 22 701872 email:sotiris.alexandrou@cyta.com.cy web sites:www.cytaglobal.com ,www.irissat.com postal address: Cyprus Telecommunications Authority Telecommunications street P.O. Box 24929 CY-1396 Nicosia CYPRUS