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KenCast, Forsway team for satellite modem

July 19, 2021

Forsway and KenCast has announced the two technology companies are partnering to deliver KenCast’s Fazzt multicast content delivery system on Forsway’s Odin F-50 satellite modem and cost-effective Forsway Xtend satellite platform.

A specialist in providing ultra-reliable content delivery over wireless and wired networks, KenCast can now offer a cost-savvy solution for underserved segments with poor connectivity by integrating its Fazzt multicast content solution with Forsway’s satellite broadband technology and hardware.

The Fazzt solution delivers flawless quality, even in the presence of extended outages, and enables significant savings on the satellite segment by reducing the need for retransmission.  Accordingly, this partnership will provide customers best of breed hardware and software for multicast content delivery on a cost-effective platform to succeed in their markets.

“While millions still have poor connectivity and infrastructure, the partnership will enable an expansion to provide underserved regions with a robust, low-cost and reliable connectivity, and Forsway to establish a footprint with new multicast capability,” says Tobias Forsell, CEO at Forsway.

“Forsway will now also be able to offer its customer base its quality modem now further enhanced by KenCast multicasting capabilities used by Hollywood and the US government for their mission critical content requirements “

Sweden-based Forsway provides innovative solutions that combine satellite and existing terrestrial technologies to enable cost-efficient broadband services to regions lacking robust infrastructure and service, including service operators in Africa and Asia.

“KenCast’s Fazzt content delivery system fundamentally complements Forsway’s satellite modem with an integrated terrestrial backlink,” says Dr. Henrik Axelsson, President, KenCast. By integrating the two solutions, together we can provide customers reliable, secure, and efficient multicasting of content on a cost-effective satellite platform.  The combined product should open opportunities to new markets for both companies.”

KenCast is already trusted by major Hollywood movie studios, military and government agencies, major TV & news networks, retail, and financial institutions to provide fast, highly secure, and ultra-reliable global delivery of their most crucial multimedia content via wireless & wire terrestrial, satellite, and mobile networks.

“KenCast often speaks with customers who ask if we can provide them and the hundreds (or thousands) of receive sites in their network a cost-effective hardware platform for our KenCast content delivery software,” continues Axelsson. “The KenCast-Forsway combined solution provides an excellent solution for these scenarios.’”

Current KenCast verticals include education (distance learning), media and entertainment, financial institutions, retail, military, and government agencies (including the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), digital signage, and more.

While today KenCast’s geographic core market is North and South America, the company believes the new integrated solution will attract strong interest in developing economies.

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