Arabsat and Newtec Sign Multi-Million Euro Agreement
Newtec – a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications – and Arab Satellite Communications (Arabsat) have signed a new multi-million Euro contract, expanding their long-term partnership.
The new agreement will enable the launch of new High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services in the Middle East and Africa, including Enterprise and VNO services, IP Trunking and mobile backhaul for 3G and 4G services.
Under the partnership, Arabsat will deploy 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.
“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,” said Khalid Balkheyour, CEO at Arabsat. “We chose to partner with Newtec after careful consideration of the market. 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. This helps us provide the high-quality, cost-effective services our customers expect.”
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 multiservice VSAT platform which 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 dynamic Mx-DMA which combines the best qualities of both to provide dynamic bandwidth allocation with the highest level of efficiency.
“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,” said Thomas Van den Driessche, CEO at Newtec. “We are proud Arabsat has chosen us to enlarge its addressable market and serve its most demanding customers, building on our long-term and very valued partnership.”