The Saba Media Organization, a non-profit cultural organisation that works in support of free mass-media initiatives in Afghanistan, has acquired VSN's content distribution and contribution tool, vsnIPTransfer, to replace its previous FTP model of video delivery.
The Afghan organisation will be installing a vsnIPTransfer server with satellite connection in its Kabul headquarters with nodes in two additional locations in Kabul and Dubai (this one with cable connection) from which content will be up and downloaded. Previously, an FTP standard was being used for video delivery, which slowed down operations, especially when using an internet access over a shared satellite. At the moment, there is no better internet service in Afghanistan.
As Mohammad Sohaib, Technical Manager of Saba Media in Dubai, said: "Thanks to vsnIPTransfer, Saba Media Organization will substantially increase the amount of video hours exchanged among different nodes of the organisation, both national and internationally."