The Cyprus Telecommunications Authority Selects Kratos' End-to-End Network Management Suite to Scale Growing Satellite Ground Operations
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (Cyta), a major international telecommunications hub in the Eastern Mediterranean, has selected Kratos' End-to-End Network Management Suite of products to support its expanding satellite ground operations. The network management suite will help Cyta scale its international operations by automating network functions and managing customer services and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) more effectively across hybrid satellite and terrestrial networks. The suite will be deployed at
the company's Makarios Teleport Station.
The Makarios Teleport hosts a large number of earth stations providing links to numerous satellites included in Cyta's extensive telecommunications network that delivers a wide range of international telecommunications products, services and solutions. The network management upgrade is a key element of Cyta's enhancement program, which includes adding advanced services to support satellite operators in satellite control and monitoring operations.
As Bruno Dupas, President of Kratos Integral Systems Europe, explains: "Optimization of network performance and service delivery were two of Cyta's key objectives. The End-to-End Network Management suite configured for Cyta includes Compass® to proactively monitor and manage Cyta's network devices to reduce costly downtime, and, in the event of a device failure, reduce
Mean-Time-to-Repair (MTTR) by identifying the root cause of device issues earlier and accelerating the remediation process. In addition, Kratos' NeuralStar® SQM organizes and manages Cyta's services across its international network and helps improve service quality assurance. By bridging the management silos, NeuralStarSQM retrieves both device and service data from monitored systems at the Makarios Teleport and integrates it all into a common platform enabling Cyta to identify, prioritize and recover services quickly and improve service level delivery and maximize SLAs."
Makarios Teleport's operations are already supported by Kratos' Monics® integrated RF Monitoring System, which is connected to more than 60 satellite antennas and provides direct visibility to the satellite carriers transmitted and received at the site. Detailed information on the
relevant parameters, such as modulation details of wanted and interfering carriers can be readily extracted.
Together, Compass, NeuralStarSQM, and Monics provide an end to end solution ensuring that Teleport personnel are continuously aware of the status of every device and service Cyta provides and can promptly take the necessary measures to address any situation effectively.
According to Costas Agrotis, Manager of the Cyprus Teleports, "Makarios Teleport along with the other two supplementary teleports continue to expand steadily and new equipment and infrastructure is regularly integrated to the existing facilities. Our new Network Management System will help us reduce costs and increase Quality of Service (QoS) by automating manual tasks and expediting recovery from network anomalies. It is a key component of our
infrastructure enhancement as well as our continued growth."
About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a mid-tier government contractor at the forefront of the Department of Defense's Third Offset Strategy. Kratos is a leading technology, intellectual property and proprietary product and solution company focused on the United States and its allies' national security. Kratos is the industry leader in high performance unmanned aerial drone target systems used to test weapon systems and to train the warfighter, and is
a provider of high performance unmanned combat aerial systems for force multiplication and amplification. Kratos is also an industry leader in satellite communications, microwave electronics, cyber security/warfare, missile defense and combat systems. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 2,800. Substantially all of Kratos' work is performed on a military base, in a secure facility or at a critical infrastructure location. Kratos' primary end customers are National Security related agencies. News and information are available at www.KratosDefense.com.
Cyta is the incumbent operator in Cyprus providing full spectrum of telecommunication services. Cyta operates a modern telecommunications network and an extensive submarine cable and teleport infrastructure. It combines a telecommunications gateway in Cyprus with POPs in major Telehouses in Europe. Cyta is active in the international market and provides services to business customers around the world. Being an established provider with diverse facilities and
capabilities, Cyta is well-placed to offer its customers the ability to integrate fiber with satellite solutions. Cyta is capitalizing on the geographical location of Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea to expand its telecommunications hub. Cyta operates 3 Teleports in Cyprus providing diversity and disaster recovery. Makarios Teleport along with the other two teleports offer full visibility of the geostationary arc, covering any satellite location between 35W and 105E and are optimum for satellite communications. Makarios Teleport is currently through the process of being certified by World Teleport Association (WTA). Cyta is a long-term industry partner and has a solid reliability record for the provision of satellite services for more than 35
years. The climate in Cyprus, with extensive sunshine, low rainfall and no need for de-icing is ideal for satellite operations. These favorable conditions make it possible to provide satellite links with enhanced availability.
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