“We are proud and honoured to be able to continue
our long-standing collaboration of many years with ENEA's Antarctica Technical
Unit (ATU). Proud because the choice of ENEA ATU demonstrates the high level of
quality attained by our services and honoured through the support that we can
give to the important scientific work conducted by ENEA ATU.” These were the
words of Umberto Gallo, CEO of Milano Teleport in commenting on the
further confirmation of the partnership between the Technical Unit for the
implementation of the National Programme of Research in Antarctica (NPRA) and
“We are delighted to have overcome the technological challenge,” added Luca Massaro, CTO of Milano Teleport. “In fact, we will provide permanent broadband satellite connectivity services not only to the Mario Zucchelli Station in Terra Nova Bay but also to the Concordia Station located on the ice cap at around 1,200 km from the coast at an altitude of 3,233 metres.”
“We are certain that the profitable collaboration of many years with Milano Teleport," said Vincenzo Cincotti, Director of ATU (ENEA), “will continue to represent significant added value to our multifaceted and complex task of conducting Expeditions in Antarctica.”
“The progressive reduction of the cost of the satellite channel has enabled the data capacity of the Italian Antarctica Stations to be expanded and to offer both greater safety in continental and intercontinental transport (vehicle tracking) and a wide range of communication services for scientific and personal activities (VoIP, Skype, WhatsApp, email, SSH, VPN etc.). The high degree of satisfaction expressed by the researchers and by all the personnel confirms the validity of the technological choices we made," added Giacomo Bonanno of ATU’s Engineering Service (ENEA) and director of the execution of the contract with Milano Teleport.
The agreement, initiated last May with a duration of three years, envisages the provision of permanent broadband satellite connectivity services and the respective 24h technical support service through the NSS9 satellite at 183° East of the SES fleet as regards the Zucchelli Station and the Intelsat IS-19 satellite @ 166° East for the Concordia Station.