Newtec and Arabsat sign multi-million-euro agreement

Arabsat is launching new High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services in the Middle East and Africa, including enterprise and virtual network operator (VNO) services, IP trunking and mobile backhaul for 3G and 4G services.

To support these, Arabsat is deploying a Newtec Dialog platform with a variety of Newtec’s DVB-S2X wideband modems. The specific modem used for each customer will depend on the market being served, with Newtec’s portfolio providing vertical-specific solutions to deliver the “best connectivity experience” for any satellite application.

Khalid Balkheyour, CEO of Arabsat, said: “Expanding our partnership with Newtec in this way will help us meet rising market demand for high-throughput and high-performance services, pushing the boundaries of what is available today.

“We are confident that Newtec’s proven expertise will enlarge our addressable market and maximise the benefits of HTS to achieve highest efficiency and throughput.”

Once launched, the new services will use Arabsat satellite capacity, with the initial hub expected to be installed in Europe within the next month.

Newtec Dialog is a multi-service VSAT platform that enables operators to build and adapt satellite networking infrastructures according to specific needs. With Newtec’s modems, it provides a choice of three return technologies, including MF-TDMA, SCPC and Newtec’s Mx-DMA, which combines the best qualities of both to provide dynamic bandwidth allocation with the highest level of efficiency, said the company.

Thomas Van den Driessche, CEO of Newtec, concluded: “Our Newtec Dialog platform has a strong association with maximising revenues to achieve the highest profitability, and with minimised risk, especially when being used to maximise the benefits of HTS networks.”

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