Friday, September 9th, 2011

Pactel International has been awarded a major contract for providing internet services to the Port Moresby campus of the Pacific Adventist University – a leading provider of tertiary education in PNG and the Pacific Islands. Pactel’s upgrade to the existing satellite link will enable the University to meet its expanding connectivity needs.

The communication system is based on Pactel’s C-Band VSAT platform connected to a fully redundant backbone in Hawaii, providing high-speed internet connectivity. The system provides online applications to over 800 students, allowing them to interact with each other, the lecturers and access learning resources worldwide.

As a value-added service, Pactel has applied its QoS technology to filter bandwidth-consuming protocols and to give more priority to student-critical services, such as HTTP browsing and student forums. The result is a more efficient, reliable, and predictable system for delivering learning-specific solutions over the network.

“Access to the internet has become vital in supporting today’s education facilities”, said Reeves Papaol – Information Technology Manager, Pacific Adventist University. “Pactel International has assisted in providing our students with the resources needed to facilitate an effective learning process”, Papaol added.

“Education is critical to the development of the Pacific, and Pactel is pleased to be providing important services in the sector throughout the region”, said Andrew Taylor – Chief Executive Officer, Pactel International.

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Pactel International

Pactel International is a privately held Australian satellite communications company with its directors having more than 25 years of experience in the satellite and telecommunications industry.

Pactel International focuses on data, voice and general telecommunications services within the Asia-Pacific Region. The Company implements fully customized solutions to match their customers’ specific telecommunications needs; from point to point links through to fully managed networks.

With the head office in Sydney, Australia, and regional offices in the Pacific Islands, Pactel International offers support to all of their customers who live and work in similar time zones. Pactel International works closely with their customers and adopts a hands-on approach during the design, implementation, and delivery of all solutions.
Katia Gryadunova
P: +614 144 22371

Pacific Adventist University

Pacific Adventist University (PAU) is a senior tertiary institution operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands, initially commencing operation as Pacific Adventist College in 1984, and obtained university status in 1997. Pau’s main Koiari Park campus is located approximately 17 kilometres from Port Moresby and they have a growing number of campuses and study centres across the Pacific.

At PAU people from all walks of life and cultures join together to experience harmony and enjoyment and the diversity of cultures.

As leading provider of tertiary education PAU provides learning services in the fields of Business, Education, Health Science, Theology and Industrial Arts to approximately 1500 students.


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